5 March 2014
Russians seize Ukrainian missile defense units in Crimea: Interfax


- Russian forces seized two Ukrainian missile defense battalions in the Crimea region on Wednesday, Interfax news agency quoted a military source as saying.

The Ukrainian Defence Ministry was unable immediately to confirm on the report, which quoted the source saying: "We now expect the arrival of Russian missile specialists and pro-Russian activists who will have to persuade the Ukrainian military personnel to carry out joint combat duties."

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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