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    New movements reported at Crimean missile defence bases

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    The standoff continues, but it’s still not clear who’s in control of Crimea’s military bases.

    According to various news agencies, Russian forces have seized two Ukrainian missile defence units.

    This would add to those already surrounded by armed troops, including the key naval base located in the bays of Sevastopol and Balaklava.

    The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has yet to confirm the report. However, the top security chief said there had been no new Russian movements, but reiterated the risk of further actions. He added that he hoped for a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

    Moscow continues to deny their troops are present saying local forces are surrounding the bases.