Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, sit in an armoured vehicle near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Shots fired as Russian troops storm Ukraine base in CrimeaRussian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian airbase in crimea with armoured vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades on Saturday, injuring a Ukrainian serviceman and detaining the base's commander for talks. Earlier, the deputy commander of the base, Oleg Podovalov, said the Russian forces surrounding the base had given the Ukrainians an hour to surrender.I do not know whether this base will be formally in Russian hands by the end of the day.
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