The Ukrainian military who will not want to owe allegiance to the people of Crimea will be able to leave the peninsula without any obstacles, Volodymyr Konstantynov, chairman of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, told reporters in Moscow on Friday.
"If you don't want to owe allegiance to the new administration, we will do everything to ensure that you quietly and peacefully leave the territory (of Crimea). No problem," Konstantynov said.
"We understand you. The people are in a difficult situation. They have taken oaths. However, it's a big question who they owed allegiance to," he said.
"Those who will stay will join new armed forces, with new regulations and new conditions of labor remuneration, years in grade, and pension," Konstantynov said.
Russia is ready to send an observation mission to the Crimean referendum. The mission will also include representatives of other states, Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko said.
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