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Pro-Russia gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea
Pro-Russia gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of pro-Russia gunmen stormed and seized local government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region early Thursday and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. Ukraine's acting president said that if Russian forces leave their base in the strategic peninsula that “will be considered a military aggression.” Russia maintains a large naval base in southern Crimea that has strained relations between the countries for two decades. The renewed tension in the peninsula that houses Russia's Black Sea fleet comes as lawmakers in Kiev were expected to approve the new government in the wake of the...

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