March 4, 2014
Russian soldiers have fired warning shots into the air as around 300 Ukrainian troops marched on the seized Belbek air base in Crimea.
The unarmed Ukrainian servicemen, waving flags, approached the base which has been held by Russian forces.
Around a dozen Russian soldiers warned them not to approach, before firing several shots into the air and reportedly saying they would shoot the Ukrainians if they continued to approach the base.
The US has suspended all military engagements with Russia over its deployment of troops in Crimea. Some 16,000 Russian troops are on the ground in the region – a move that the US said is in a clear violation of international law.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:39 am