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An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport Friday in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian military were blocking the airport in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea near the Russian naval base while unidentified men were patrolling another airport serving the regional capital, Ukraine’s new Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Friday.
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Russian armored personnel carriers and a truck are parked Friday on the side of the road near the town of Bakhchisarai, Ukraine. The country’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, called the troops’ presence a “provocation” and demanded their withdrawal.