The United States Department of the Navy had a tender in place to begin performing work in Sevastopol, Crimea. The Russian Navy would not have been happy about having a U.S. Navy presence in its most important warm water port.
And we are to believe, that after the U.S. lead coup in Kiev, Crimea would not have fallen under American military (and U.S. nuclear weapons) control?
Here are the tender details:
Renovation of Sevastopol School #5, Ukraine
Solicitation Number: N33191-13-R-1240
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Location: NAVFAC Europe and Southwest Asia
You can find the full tender online at the official U.S. government site.
Below are the relevant screenshots of the work that was to be carried out in Sevastopol. I imagine the work would begin once the new junta government in Ukraine, and their U.S. backers, kicked out the Russian Navy Fleet stationed in the city.
The synopsis of the work to be done calls for the design and construction for the renovation of Sevastopol School #5, Ukraine. Allowing U.S. Navy work to be carried out in Crimea is probably a non-starter for the Russian Federation, and is a signal that U.S. military muscle was looking at setting up shop in what s one of Russia’s most important strategic and historic cities.
The paperwork and PDF downloads for companies interested in working on the project in Crimea include quite a lot of paperwork, all in English. Local contractors were probably ruled out from the get go.
Finally the contact person, address and place of performance as indicated belwo. The country code is an Italian phone line. The location, however, needs to be amended…Sevastopol,
Ukraine, Russia. That’s better.