During the capture of Crimea, the soldiers were ready to open fire but they did not receive the order, Ukrainian MP Dmitry Yarosh stated in his televised interview to 112 TV Channel.

"I believe there was the way out. If our military had been ordered to open fire (I was in contact with many commanders of the surrounded military units, and they showed a desire to act in accordance with the Charter of the Armed Forces)..., but unfortunately, they did not receive the order. I think that the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff underworked at that time," said Yarosh.