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Ukraine warns Russia against 'act of aggression' in Crimea

Ukraine's acting president has warned Russia that troop movements outside its naval base in Crimea would be seen as an "act of aggression". Armed men seized regional government headquarters and parliament and the Russian flag is flying from buildings

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President claims protesters are 'shooting to kill'

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has claimed protesters are "shooting to kill" as the violence continues to escalate in Kiev.

The scene in Independence Square as the violence escalates.

"They (the protesters) went on to the offensive. They are working in organised groups. They are using firearms, including sniper rifles. They are shooting to kill," a statement from Yanukovich's office read.

Mr Yanukovich said the number of dead and injured among police officers "is dozens."

Earlier, police were pictured carrying sniper rifles with medics for the protesters claiming many of the fatalities have resulted from gunshot wounds.

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