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  • Russian soldiers take over Crimean airports: minister

    02/28/2014 4:19:10 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 105 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Feb. 28, 2014, 3:59 a.m. EST | Lukas I. Alpert
    Russian soldiers have occupied two key airports in Ukraine’s restive pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine’s acting interior minister said Friday. Soldiers wearing camouflage and bearing automatic weapons have taken up positions at Belbek Airport in Sevastopol, home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and at the airport in Simferopol, the region’s capital, Arsen Avakov said. He said the soldiers’ uniforms bore no identifying marks “but they do not hide their affiliation with the Russian armed forces.”