Before It’s News – by Mort Amsel
Polish forces are reportedly redeploying towards the Ukrainian border. Officials deny any connection.Source The movements were noted in the north and south of the country. Poland confirms military movement but says part of regular exercise not connected to Ukrainian situation.
(Photo: Ukrainians pouring into military recruiting station volunteering to fight the Russians)
The Crimean region’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced the creation of Crimea’s Navy forces and appointed Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, appointed as head of Ukraine’s Navy forces just two days ago, as its head. Berezovsky defected today to Russia/Crimea and apparently has taken a number of Ukrainian Navy ships with him.
“All Navy troops dislocated in Sevastopol are ordered to disregard any commands coming from Ukraine’s new self-proclaimed authorities,” Aksyonov said.
“Do not take any orders of using arms till my personal instructions,” he added. Source At this point it would seem that Crimea has it’s own armed forces. The size of which is totally unknown at this time.
These are two huge developments so I felt compelled to get them out to you as soon as I could. The Polish have been outspoken in their criticisms of Russia’s actions from the start of ‘hostilities’. They have also been really involved diplomatically since the start of hostilities in Independence Square in Kiev.
Current combat formations of the Polish Army: Source
- 2nd Mechanised Corps
- 11th Armoured Cavalry Division (Å»agaÅ„)
- 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade
- 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade
- 17th Mechanized Brigade
- 12th Mechanised Division “Szczecin” (Szczecin)
- 2nd Legion Mechanized Brigade (ZÅ‚ocieniec-Budowo)
- 7th “Pomeranian” Coastal Defence Brigade (SÅ‚upsk)
- 12th Mechanised Brigade (Szczecin)
- 16th “Pomeranian” Mechanised Division (ElblÄ…g)
- 1st “Varsovian” Armoured Brigade (Warsaw)
- 9th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Braniewo)
- 15th “GiÅ¼ycka” Mechanized Brigade (GiÅ¼ycko)
- 20th “Bartoszycka” Mechanized Brigade (Bartoszyce)
- 1st Aviation Brigade (InowrocÅ‚aw)
- 6th Airborne Brigade (KrakÃ³w)
- 18th Reconnaissance Regiment (BiaÅ‚ystok)
- 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade (Rzeszow)
- 25th Air Cavalry Brigade (TomaszÃ³w Mazowiecki)