Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchnyov has given orders to the Defense Ministry to withdraw all Ukrainian military forces from Crimea.

Mr.Turchynov said this during the Conciliatory Council of the Parliament.

Moreover, he noted that the National Security and Defense Council instructs the Cabinet of Ministers to carry out evacuation of families of soldiers.

The Cabinet of Ministers also got instruction to ensure accommodation of families of soldiers and all those, who has to leave their dwelling due to pressure of occupation troops of the RF, Turchynov said.

He said the order was given due to what he called threats by the Russian military to the lives and health of Ukrainian servicemen and their families.

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