Envoy forced to end Crimea trip after being trapped by militia

ITV News' James Mates was with the United Nations special envoy Robert Serry as he agreed to end his mission to Crimea after he refused to go with a group of men who blocked his car and then local militia refused to let him leave a coffee shop.

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Local militia blocking entrance of Crimea coffee shop

ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates pictured with UN representative Robert Serry in Crimea. Credit: ITV News/James Mates

Local militia are blocking the entrance of a coffee shop in Crimea where UN representative Robert Ferry is being held.

The men, dressed in combat fatigues with some wearing pro-Russia black and gold arm bands, are not allowing anyone in or out of the shop.

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