Specter of Georgia looms over Crimea

One of the armed masked men who call themselves members of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police force aims his Klashnikov rifle at a checkpoint under a Russian national (L) and Russian naval (R) flags on a highway that connect Black Sea Crimea peninsula to mainland Ukraine near the city of Armyansk, on February 28, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 01, 2014, on page 1.




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