Pro-Ukrainian rallies take place in Crimea region

Pro-Ukrainian rallies are being held in Simferopol - the capital of Crimea.

Yesterday the first unit of the pro-Russian Military Forces of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was sworn in at a public ceremony in the city.

Pro-Ukrainian supporters hold Ukranian flags at a rally in Simferopol, Crimea. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Pro-Ukrainian supporters hold signs, one of them depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin as Adolf Hitler, at a rally in Simferopol. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Russian troops 'opened fire during military post takeover'

Russian troops opened fire during a takeover of a Ukrainian military post in Crimea but no one was injured, news agency Interfax reports.