WORLD: Crimean forces storm Ukrainian navy HQBy AP News Mar 19, 2014 3:39PM UTC
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Crimea’s self-defense forces have stormed the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol.
An Associated Press photographer on Wednesday says he witnessed a group of the self-defense forces storm the headquarters and raise the Russian flag on the building.
Russia on Tuesday signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into its territory following a referendum in which residents of Ukraine’s region overwhelmingly backed the move. Ukraine and the West consider the vote illegitimate.