Heavy Russian Military Presence Spotted in Crimea - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Heavy Russian Military Presence Spotted in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Dozens of military trucks carrying armed soldiers have been seen in Crimea Saturday as Russia reinforces its presence in the disputed Ukrainian peninsula.
 
The Russians have denied their armed forces are active in Crimea, but an Associated Press reporter trailed one military convoy that included vehicles with Russian license plates and numbers indicating that they were from the Moscow region.
 
A Crimean-based spokesman for the Ukrainian armed forces tells the AP that witnesses reported seeing amphibious military ships unloading around 200 military vehicles in eastern Crimea last night. He says the equipment doesn't have insignia identifying it as Russian, but he says "we have no doubt as to their allegiance." Seleznyov said.
 
The amphibious operation appears to be one of the largest movements of Russian military forces since they appeared in Crimea a week ago.
 
The strategic peninsula in southern Ukraine has become the flashpoint in the battle for Ukraine, where three months of protests sent President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing to Russia. A majority of people in Crimea identify with Russia, and Moscow's Black Sea Fleet is based there, as is Ukraine's.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:15:46 GMT
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
  • 2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:29:38 GMT
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
  • Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:16:54 GMT
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.