Ukraine warns Russia after gunmen seize Crimea parliament




 
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February 27th, 2014  
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Topic: Ukraine warns Russia after gunmen seize Crimea parliament


By Alessandra Prentice and Alissa de Carbonnel SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who warned Moscow not move troops beyond the confines of its navy base on the peninsula. Crimea, the only Ukrainian region with an ethnic Russian majority, is the last big bastion of opposition to the new leadership in Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted at the weekend and provides a base for Russia's Black Sea fleet. Its regional parliament, meeting in another part of the building that was occupied by the gunmen, voted to stage a referendum on independence from Ukraine.




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