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Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm air base in Crimea

A Ukrainian soldier stands between the coffins of soldier Sergey Kokurin, 35, right, and militiaman Ruslan Kazakov, 34, during their joint funeral in Simferopol. Photograph: AP

A Ukrainian soldier stands between the coffins of soldier Sergey Kokurin, 35, right, and militiaman Ruslan Kazakov, 34, during their joint funeral in Simferopol. Photograph: AP

  • by RORY REYNOLDS
 

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air base in Crimea late yesterday, firing shots and smashing down concrete walls with armoured vehicles, in a purge of forces loyal to Kiev in the new breakaway state.

 

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