Pro Russian Armed men take Crimea airport . Pro Opposition armed men seize Crimea parliament and Ukraine threatens Russia

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Report: Armed men take airport in Ukraine’s Crimea

Pro-Russian men armed with clubs gather outside the Crimea regional parliament building. | Getty

Crimea was once the crown jewel in Russian and then Soviet empires. | Getty

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region early Friday, a report said.

Witnesses told the Interfax news agency that the 50 or so men were wearing the same gear as the ones who seized government buildings in the city, Simferopol, on Thursday and raised the Russian flag.

The report said the men with “Russian Navy ensigns” first surrounded the Simferopol Airport’s domestic flights terminal.

The report could not be immediately confirmed.

The events in the Crimea region have heightened tensions with neighboring Russia, which scrambled fighter jets to patrol borders in the first stirrings of a potentially dangerous confrontation reminiscent of Cold War brinksmanship.

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1 Response to Pro Russian Armed men take Crimea airport . Pro Opposition armed men seize Crimea parliament and Ukraine threatens Russia

  1. desertrose says:

    Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

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