Colonel Yuli Mamchor (L), commander of the Ukrainian military garrison at the Belbek airbase, leads his unarmed troops to retake the Belbek airfield from soldiers under Russian command in Crimea
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Ukraine crisis: Exchange of words in Crimea airbase stand-off

Russian troops guarding Crimea's Belbek airbase fired into the air as Ukrainian soldiers previously stationed there marched towards them.

After a stand-off in which the two commanders shouted at each other and Russian soldiers levelled rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Ukrainians, the incident was defused and the Ukrainians eventually dispersed.

  • 04 Mar 2014
  • From the section Europe
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