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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Russian troops fire into air as Ukrainians march on Crimean airbase

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

Elsewhere in Crimea, two Ukrainian warships are reported to be blocked by a Russian minesweeper in the port of Sevastopol.

The Ukrainian navy headquarters in the city was surrounded by pro-Russian gunmen and civilians who formed a human chain.

  • 04 Mar 2014
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