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Russia seizes control of another Ukraine base in Crimea

KIEV - Russian troops on Monday seized control of a new Ukrainian military base in Crimea, throwing stun grenades and tying up the hands of Ukrainian marines, the Ukrainian defence ministry said.

The Russian troops stormed the naval base in Feodosia in western Crimea in the early hours of the morning, using armoured personnel carriers and stun grenades, the spokesman of the Ukrainian defence ministry for Crimea, Vladislav Seleznyov, wrote on his Facebook page.

He said that three Russian vehicles were then seen leaving the base carrying Ukrainian marines whose hands had been tied up. Russia last week incorporated Crimea into its territory, in defiance of international anger.

AFP


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