Russian special forces storm Ukrainian air force base in Crimea

Ukrainian military sources report that Russian APCs entered the big Ukrainian air base of Belbek near Sevastopol in Crimea Saturday amid gunfire, after giving the Ukrainians a deadline to leave. At least one casualty reported. Their commander was taken away by the Russian force. They had effectively lost control of the base to the Russians except for the dormitories where the Ukrainian troops remained. Their commanders reported orders from Kiev to shoot Russian soldiers breaking into the base. Friday, Ukrainian soldiers were allowed to leave another base with their equipment. The peninsula is now calm and the peninsula under full control of Russian and allied forces.

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