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Shots fired as Russian troops force their way into Ukrainian base in Crimea

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle before breaking the gate of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle before breaking the gate of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle before breaking the gate of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, drive an armoured vehicle onto the territory of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Members of pro-Russian self-defence units stand behind a fence as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units stand behind a fence as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units stand behind a fence as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the foreground, at a military airbase, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the foreground, at a military airbase, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the foreground, at a military airbase, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men (L), believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard as Ukrainian servicemen pass by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Members of pro-Russian self-defence units take cover behind cars outside a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units take cover behind cars outside a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units take cover behind cars outside a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard at a military airbase, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the background, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard at a military airbase, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the background, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard at a military airbase, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the background, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Ukrainian servicemen walk at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen walk at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukrainian servicemen walk at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather on a hill near a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek outside Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Ukrainian servicemen run after an alarm signal at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Ukrainian servicemen run after an alarm signal at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Ukrainian servicemen run after an alarm signal at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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