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Russian troops seize control of Crimean naval base at Feodosia

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Russian troops Russian troops have seized control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such attack in 48 hours, Ukrainian officials have told the BBC.

Defence spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the Russians attacked the base from two directions using armoured personnel carriers and stun grenades.

He said they rounded up the Ukrainians and tied the hands of their officers.

Russia has taken over most of Ukraine's military bases in Crimea.

A soldier at the Feodosia base told Reuters news agency that shots had been fired and confirmed that the base had been taken over.

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Crimea says that Russian troops are now in complete control and the Ukrainian soldiers have been taken away.

Feodosia was one of the last remaining bases under Kiev's control, but had been surrounded by Russian forces for some time, says BBC correspondent in Crimea's capital Simferopol.

Two other military bases were stormed and seized on Friday.

Russian defence officials said earlier that the tricolour of Russia had been hoisted at 189 Ukrainian military units and facilities in Crimea.

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Map source: BBC


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