“In the morning I was informed that the special forces of the Russian Federation seized government buildings in Crimea, I immediately gave the order to the heads of the Internal troops, which were based in Crimea, in order to surround the Parliament and the Cabinet, to prepare his capture and carry out the operation. After a few hours I was informed that unfortunately they were only able to develop the perimeter of these buildings, but under the pressure of aggressive civilians who had gathered in large numbers, they are unable to perform the task and were forced to disperse. That is, unfortunately, the task of unblocking of buildings of the Crimean Parliament and Cabinet of Ministers of Crimea there was no one to implement it,” – said Turchinov.
"SBU came out with the initiative of the ATO. I have the opportunity to explain why they did not go out with such a proposal. Because of the SBU, I give the official data, which is in the case, the Military Prosecutor's office, 90% of betrayed. With such a total betrayal not to have someone from the security service spending in Crimea ATO "