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    Posted February 27, 2014 by
    Simferopol, Ukraine
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    Ukraine unrest

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    Russian Tanks in Simferopol

    Good afternoon! My name's Tetiana and I'm a resident of Simferopol. Now I'm in Faro, but all of my family stays in Simferopol. Today in the morning my grandmother saw a dozen of tanks going through her village (Ukromnoe, on the outskirts of Simferopol). She was terrified because she hadn't seen tanks near her house since the Second World War. These were tanks from the Russian military base in Gvardeskoe. They left the territory they are supposed to patrol and they are driving around Simferopol showing the military power of Russia to the civilians. Russian military men have beaten 30 Crimean Tatars in the center of Simferopol and now Medzelis threats that they will beat Russians. I'm very worried about my family. I want to live in the united and peaceful Ukraine. I don't want to see Russian tanks and soldiers, I don't want to hear Russians calling the Ukrainians names like "Nazis" and "Banderovzis". Please rise the awareness and don't let Russia to disturb our country. Thank you.

    On the video the tanks are on the road to Simferopol (15 km from city centre)
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