March 5, 2014 / 4:45 PM / 3 years ago

Armed men hold UN chief's representative in Crimea-Ukrainian ministry

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KIEV, March 5 (Reuters) - Armed men seized Robert Serry, a special representative of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ukraine's Crimea region on Wednesday, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said.

Russian forces have taken control of Crimea in southern Ukraine. Serry was held in the region's main city, Simferopol, a ministry spokeswoman said.

Reporting by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Peter Graff

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