There was a fascinating meeting earlier today in Sevastopol. The current head of the Ukranian Navy, Serhiy Haiduk, and the former head, Denis Berezovsky, who defected to Crimea/Russia, both addressed naval officers:
The officers broke into applause as Haiduk read them an order from Kiev removing Berezovsky from his position, and told them that Berezovsky was facing treason charges. When Haiduk had finished his dry but compelling address, the officers spontaneously broke into the national anthem, and some were seen to cry. Berezovsky showed no visible sign of emotion.
When Berezovsky requested questions from the officers, a chorus of criticism broke from the ranks. “In what way exactly did foreign powers intervene in Kiev, compared to the way they are intervening now in Crimea?” asked an officer to applause from those assembled. “Don’t ask provocative questions,” Berezovsky barked back.
Berezovsky was accompanied by a couple of Russian special forces bodyguards, which is presumably the reason he wasn’t arrested on the spot.