Russian troops were able to successfully seize the last major Ukrainian Military base, the Belbek air base. Russian troops, using armoured vehicles, smashed the gates of the base. No resistance was exercises by the Ukrainian counterparty
The Ukrainian officers sang the Ukrainian national anthem before returning their weapons to the storage.
Journalists were roughed up and had their equipment seized by the Russian forces.
Ukraine and its interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, have been praised by the West for their resilience and their restraint for using power.
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