Russian troops have opened fire during takeover of Ukrainian military post in Crimea - no-one was wounded - according to the Interfax news agency which was quoting a Ukrainian base commander.
The unnamed officer from the motor vehicle battalion of the Ukrainian navy said Russian troops broke in to the base near the inland town of Bakhchisaray some time after 2pm (noon GMT), took mobile phones from the Ukrainians and began trying to remove vehicles.
None of the Ukrainian troops was hurt and the base commander was trying to negotiate an end to the action.
Eastern Ukraine's Babuchkas, older women who have worked hard to raise families, are said to be the real power in these parts of the world.
Ukranian military commander told ITV News the Russian men "have come to protect us. So why are their guns pointing towards our base?"
Fear is shaping events in Crimea, the multi-ethnic peninsula that finds itself at the heart of a tussle between great powers.