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RT:Armed people take over regional parliament in Crimea
Russian flag raised...

06:08 GMT:

The buildings of the Crimean parliament and administration have been seized by an unknown armed group.

Law enforcement authorities are stationed next to the Council of Ministers, with officers banning people from approaching the building, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing the press service of the Crimean parliament.  


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 01:20:44 AM EST
Armed men seize Crimea parliament - reports | World news | theguardian.com

Armed men have seized the regional government building and the parliament building in the Crimea region of Ukraine. the Interfax news agency reported.

It was not immediately clear who was in control of the buildings but a Reuters correspondent on the scene said the Russian flag was flying over both in the regional capital, Simferopol.

Ethnic Tatars who support Ukraine's new leaders and pro-Russia separatists had confronted each other outside the regional parliament on Wednesday.

Interfax quoted a local Tatar leader, Refat Chubarov, as saying on Facebook: "I have been told that the buildings of parliament and the council of ministers have been occupied by armed men in uniforms that do not bear any recognisable insignia."

"They have not yet made any demands," he said.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 01:53:54 AM EST
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This one from the Guardian is a Reuters wire. Associated Press and Agence France Presse are wiring the same. The source is Interfax Ukraine and a Tatar Facebook page.

Wait and see.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 02:01:21 AM EST
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