Tension in Ukraine builds

By Chris Pleasance and Luke Garratt

PUBLISHED: 14:44 GMT, 8 March 2014 | UPDATED: 19:55 GMT, 8 March 2014

Tension in Ukraine builds as convoy of 60 unmarked military trucks carrying hundreds of soldiers heads for Crimea as pro-Russian troops fire warning shots at peace monitors

  • Convoy of 60 vehicles carrying hundreds of troops spotted in Crimea
  • Vehicles were unmarked by registration plates suggest they are Russian
  • Another convoy was tailed to a military base which was flying Russian flag
  • Ukrainian military reports up to 200 vehicles landed from boats last night
  • Warning shots have also been fired at international soldiers
  • Troops were trying to enter Crimea but were told they had no authorisation
  • Meanwhile Sergei Lavrov said crisis was ‘created artificially’
  • He denounced the Ukrainian government as right-wing radicals
  • Ukrainian plane came under fire flying at 3000 ft near border with Crimea
  • Russian warships blockaded Black Sea, where Ukrainian navy is docked
  • There are now estimated to be 30,000 Russian troops in Ukraine

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576275/Shots-fired-international-monitors-refused-entry-Crimea-Russias-foreign-minister-says-crisis-created-artificially-geopolitical-reasons.html#ixzz2vWCt2fJE


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