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Pro-Russia Gunmen Seize Crimea Hospital

Men are said to be Russian soldiers or militia

(Newser) - As many as 30 armed men said to be Russian soldiers today seized control of a military hospital in Crimea , threatening staff and 30 patients in the regional capital of Simferopol. The men broke into the hospital, which treats soldiers and veterans, some of whom are said to be seriously... More »

Russian Invasion? Gunmen Blockade Crimea Airports

Ukraine says it is 'military invasion and occupation'

(Newser) - More ominous developments in Crimea: Armed men have blockaded two airports in the peninsula, a day after pro-Russian gunmen took control of the regional parliament building . There are conflicting reports on who the airport gunmen are and whether they have actually taken control of the airports. At the airport in... More »

Pro-Russia Gunmen Seize Crimea Parliament

Hoist Russian flag over barricade

(Newser) - Ukraine puts its police on high alert after dozens of heavily armed pro-Russia gunmen stormed and seized control of government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region early today and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. The men occupying the local parliament building did not immediately voice any demands but... More »

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