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Russian Forces Seize VOA Cameras

24 Mar 2014 5:50 PM | Anonymous
Russian troops in Crimea have seized cameras belonging to the Voice of America near the Belbek military base, where Ukrainian troops were ordered to surrender Saturday by Russian forces. VOA reporter Daniel Schearf said he and his crew were videotaping Russian armored personnel carriers and other vehicles outside the base when two cameras were seized. He said Russian soldiers jumped out of their vehicles like a "swat team" and ordered the VOA crew at gunpoint to give up the cameras. He said the soldiers were "very aggressive and very rude," but were under orders to stop media from capturing images of the Russian military outside the base.   Voice of America.  Read More
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