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    Pro-Russia protesters storm Ukranian naval base in Sevastopol

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    Several hundred pro-Russia protesters have stormed the Ukrainian naval headquarters in the city of Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula.

    They had been holding a rally outside the building early on Wednesday morning.

    They broke through the fence, forcing their way in, and replaced Ukrainian flags with Russian ones.

    A spokesperson for the Ukrainian ministry in Crimea said some of the men and women were masked but not armed.

    On Tuesday, Sevastopol signed a treaty with Moscow to become part of the Russian Federation. The city is home to Russia’s large Black Sea fleet.