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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Militia block door trapping UN envoy and ITV News team

Local militia blocked a door to a cafe in Crimea trapping UN special envoy Robert Serry and ITV News journalists.

Local unidentified militia are seen blocking the door of the cafe. Credit: ITV News

Mr Serry sought refuge in the cafe after his car was blocked by armed men who demanded that he should leave the region.

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