Scene at Sevastopol navy HQ
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Pro-Russian's bid to capture Ukraine navy chief fails

An attempt by pro-Russian protesters to break through a Ukrainian navy check-point in Sevastopol has been halted by troops.

Navy officer Vladislav Litovchenko told the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov that the men were trying to capture the newly appointed navy commander.

He said that many of his colleagues wanted Ukraine to remain united but they were facing intense pressure from Russian forces to join them.

  • 03 Mar 2014