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Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

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Max Vetrov

Two men hoist a Russian flag on a military vehicle after storming the base in Novofedorivka, some 50 km (30 miles) west of Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, March 22, 2014. On Saturday, a crowd stormed the Novofedorivka base, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Simferopol, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said. Ukrainian television station TSN said troops inside the base hoisted smoke grenades in an attempt to disperse groups of burly young men attempting to break through the front gates. TSN reported that there were children among the crowd attempting to seize the base. (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)

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Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

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3 images

Max Vetrov

Two men hoist a Russian flag on a military vehicle after storming the base in Novofedorivka, some 50 km (30 miles) west of Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, March 22, 2014. On Saturday, a crowd stormed the Novofedorivka base, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Simferopol, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said. Ukrainian television station TSN said troops inside the base hoisted smoke grenades in an attempt to disperse groups of burly young men attempting to break through the front gates. TSN reported that there were children among the crowd attempting to seize the base. (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)