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In Pictures: Latest images from Ukraine

Published 01/03/2014 | 15:09

Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A soldier displaying no identifying insignia carries a loaded, heavy machine gun as people walk past in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: Heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia maintain watch in a street as people walk past in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: Heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia maintain watch in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young woman walks past heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: People walk past heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: People walk past heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A man wearing a scarf and jacket in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag walks past heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young woman walks past heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: People look at a heavily-armed soldier displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young man carrying flowers confronts heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: Heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia maintain watch in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: Heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia maintain watch in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young man carrying flowers confronts heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young man carrying flowers confronts heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: Heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia maintain watch in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 01: A young man carrying flowers who moments before had confronted heavily-armed soldiers displaying no identifying insignia waved goodbye to them in a street in the city center on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Similarly dressed soldiers stationed themselves around the Crimean Parliament building earlier in the day in what seems to be a growing military occupation of the city, which is the Crimean capital. The day before unidentified soldiers occupied Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Soldiers, who were wearing no identifying insignia and declined to say whether they were Russian or Ukrainian, patrol outside Simferopol International Airport in Crimea
Regular Ukrainian police officers secure the entrance as a Russian flag flies in front of a seized local government building in Simferopol, Crimea (AP)
Armed men stand guard at the Simferopol airport in the Crimea region. Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what Ukraine's government described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces, raising tension between Moscow and the West. Reuters
A woman walks past armed men at the Simferopol airport in the Crimea region. Reuters
An armed man stands guard at the airport in Simferopol, Crimea. Reuters
Armed men patrol at the airport in Simferopol, Crimea. Reuters
Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. The billboard reads, "Borders of the State are sacred and inviolable." REUTERS/Baz Ratner
People march with a giant Russian flag on the streets in Simferopol, Crimea March 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament to approve sending armed forces to Ukraine's Crimea region, the Kremlin said in a statement on Saturday. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
Armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
An armed servicemen patrols near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. The billboard reads, "Borders of the State are sacred and inviolable." REUTERS/Baz Ratner
People march on the streets with Russian flags in Simferopol, Crimea March 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament to approve sending armed forces to Ukraine's Crimea region, the Kremlin said in a statement on Saturday. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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