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Unidentified armed men at Crimea airports in Ukraine (Video)

(DW) - Ukraine's interior minister has said the Russian military are blocking an airport in Crimea's Sevastopol calling it an "armed invasion." Unidentified armed men have also been seen patrolling the Simferopol airport.

Separately, dozens of unidentified armed men dressed in military uniforms were seen patrolling the airport at Simferopol, Crimea's capital early on Friday morning.

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See differences between unidentified military and Ukrainian security forces (Getty images)

The men, who refused to talk to journalists [see video for brief interview], did not move into the passenger terminal and appeared to be allowing the airport to function normally, the RIA-Novosti news agency quoted a worker at the airport as saying. Their uniforms were without military insignias and it was not immediately clear who they were.

Alexey Yaroshevsky twitter: Looks like militia, not Russian Army

Cross-posted from my diary @BooMan - Miscalculation May Lead to A New Crimean War.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 10:42:27 AM EST

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