Pro-Russian units enter Ukrainian naval base in Crimea - naval spokesman

by Reuters
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:54 GMT

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, March 19 (Reuters) - Several men in plain clothes entered a building at the Ukrainian naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and were in talks with servicemen there, a Ukrainian naval spokesman said.

The spokesman said there had been no violence. He said he believed the men belonged to so-called "self-defence" units, mainly made up of volunteers who have supported Crimea's transition from Ukrainian to Russian control. (Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic in Sevastopol and Gabriela Baczynska and Mike Collett-White in Simferopol; writing by Mike Collett-White)

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