Russian servicemen confiscate weapons in Crimea region - Interfax

by Reuters
Sunday, 2 March 2014 06:49 GMT

KIEV, March 2 (Reuters) - Russian military servicemen have taken weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Ukraine's Crimea region and urged personnel to side with the peninsula's "legitimate" leaders, Interfax news agency said on Sunday.

It quoted a Ukrainian Defence Ministry source as saying the Russian servicemen had taken pistols, rifles and ammunition cartridges from the radar post near in the town of Sudak and taken them away by car.

Another group of Russian military had also removed weapons from a Ukrainian navy training centre in the port city of Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea Fleet also has a base. (Reporting by Timothy Heritage, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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