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Russian Forces Take Over One of the Last Ukrainian Bases in Crimea

24 Mar 2014 5:55 PM | Anonymous
Russian forces pushed Saturday to complete their expulsion of the Ukrainian military from the disputed Crimean Peninsula, smashing through the gates of a base here with armored vehicles, firing weapons into the air and demanding that the cornered Ukrainian soldiers surrender. The operation to seize the base undefined one of the Ukrainian military’s last strongholds on the peninsula undefined was larger and more dramatic than at other installations where Ukrainian forces have capitulated steadily in recent days as Russia declared its formal annexation of the region. By evening, Russian forces were fully in control of the base here, and most of the Ukrainian troops were dispatched to their barracks and homes to pack.   New York Times.  Read More.
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