UN special envoy Robert Serry left a coffee shop in Crimea amid loud chants from pro-Russia protesters in the region.
Mr Serry was forced to abandon his trip to the region after being confronted by armed men.
The UN representative sheltered in a coffee shop with ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates after refusing to leave with the group.
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.