UN special representative Robert Serry has said his forced departure from Crimea reflects the seriousness of the situation in the region as he spoke to ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates.
We have a second exclusive interview tonight with UN envoy Robert Serry, inside the business lounge at Simferopol airport. #Crimea
UN's Robert Serry tells us he feels for the people of #Crimea and the fact he's being forced to leave shows how serious the situation is.
The UN envoy's team believed the visible presence of our camera crew was probably the best protection they could have had from the militia.
ITV News were the only TV journalists with a UN envoy as he was forced to seek refuge in a Crimea cafe after being confronted by armed men.