Dozens of armed men patrol capital of restive Crimea region

AFP , Saturday 1 Mar 2014

Dozens of masked and uniformed gunmen without any insignia took positions next to Crimea's regional parliament building Saturday, an AFP reporter witnessed, as tensions in Ukraine's flashpoint peninsula continued to rise.

Two machine guns had been placed in front of the building to defend it, although it was unclear who they belonged to. Pro-Russian gunmen had on Thursday taken control of parliament but had until now stayed inside. 

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