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Here in Australia on ABC news they say all tho it is not confirmed that Russian additional marines were sent to Sevastopol's military base.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 07:28:27 AM EST
Guardian
Authorities in the southern Ukrainian city of Sevastopol have installed a pro-Russian mayor as fears grow that the Kremlin may be stoking separatist sentiment in the region.

Sevastopol's city council handed power to Aleksei Chaliy, a Russian citizen, during an extraordinary session on Monday evening while more than a thousand protesters gathered around city hall chanting "Russia, Russia, Russia," and "A Russian mayor for a Russian city."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 07:31:47 AM EST
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I'd be shocked if that hadn't happened already.
by rifek on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 06:26:49 PM EST
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I saw either the new mayor or a supporter quoted on PBS evening news as saying, (roughly): "If Parliament in Kiev can appoint a new President of the Ukraine the city council in Sevastopol can appoint a new Mayor."

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 26th, 2014 at 01:36:16 AM EST
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