Mark Lowen pointing at crowds in Simferopol
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Russian flags fly at Crimea parliament

Pro-Russian demonstrators gather outside two government buildings in seized by armed men in Simferopol, the capital of the Russian-majority region of Crimea, in Ukraine.

Pro-Russian demonstrators have gathered outside two government buildings seized by armed men in Simferopol, the capital of the Russian-majority region of Crimea, in Ukraine.

The BBC's Mark Lowen, in Simferopol, says security forces had cordoned off the area, but demonstrators have now pushed through police lines.

  • 27 Feb
  • From the section Europe