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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after airport seizure - live updates | World news | theguardian.com

The Ukrainian border guard service said that more than 10 Russian military helicopters flew from Russia into Ukrainian airspace over the Crimea region on Friday. Earlier video footage emerged purporting to be of Russian helicopters near Sevestopol.

The guard service also said in a statement that Russian servicemen were blocking off a unit of Ukrainian border guards in Sevastopol, where part of the Russian Black Sea fleet is based.

There was speculation as to the identity of about 300 people in military dress in Sevastopol airport. It appears they came by helicopter from Russia :



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 07:40:24 AM EST

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