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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crimea Parliament Is Seized, Raising Ukraine Tension -- By Paul Sonne and Lukas I Alpert, The Wall Street Journal

Armed Men Take Control of Local Government Offices in Ethnically Russian-Dominated Region 

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine—Dozens of armed men took control of the parliament and local government offices in the Ukrainian region of Crimea early Thursday, barricading themselves inside and raising a Russian flag above the building.

The commandeering of the building marks a sharp escalation of events in the ethnically Russian-dominated region that has become a flashpoint for a backlash against the pro-Western protesters that drove Ukraine's pro-Kremlin leader from power on Saturday.

Ukraine's acting interior minister, Arsen Avakov, said on his Facebook page that Ukraine's military and police had been put on alert.

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