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Ukraine Navy Boss Switches Allegiance

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-02 13:05:09-05

(CNN) — A day after being named the head of the Ukraine’s navy, Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky on Sunday declared his loyalty to the pro-Russian, autonomous Crimea government and disavowed Ukraine’s new leaders. Berezovsky, who was appointed Saturday by interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov, said he will not submit to any orders from Kiev.

From CNN’s Karen Smith, Arkady Irshenko and journalist Victoria Butenko

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