Mark Lowen pointing at crowds in Simferopol
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Ukraine crisis: Stand-off as Crimea parliament seized

27 February 2014 Last updated at 11:23 GMT

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.