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Published: Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 5:40:01 PM
Updated: Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 5:41:01 PM

Crimea to disband Ukrainian military units - Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Crimea's parliamentary speaker said on Monday Ukrainian military units in the region would be disbanded although personnel would be able to remain on the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agency Interfax reported on Monday.

"We will of course nationalise all (units) on the territory (of Crimea)," Interfax cited Vladimir Konstantinov as saying in the city of Simferopol after the southern Ukrainian region voted in a referendum to join Russia.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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