Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Base in Crimea - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Base in Crimea

Posted: Updated:

BELBEK AIR BASE, Crimea (AP) -- Pro-Russian forces have stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea.
 
An Associated Press journalist at the Belbek base near the port city of Sevastopol reports the pro-Russian forces fired shots and smashed through the front gate and concrete walls of the base with armored personnel carriers.
 
The base commander says at least one person was wounded. He says his troops plan to turn over their weapons.
 
Russian forces have been seizing Ukrainian military facilities for several days in the Black Sea peninsula, which voted a week ago to secede and join Russia.
 
Elsewhere, more than 5,000 pro-Russia residents of a major city in Ukraine's east have been demonstrating in favor of holding a referendum on whether to split off and join Russia. The rally in Donetsk comes less than a week after voters in Crimea approved a similar referendum and Russia formally annexed the territory.
 
Russia has moved large military contingents to areas near the Ukrainian border, though President Vladimir Putin has said he has no intention of moving into eastern Ukraine.

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Fatal Rollover on Highway 50

    Fatal Rollover on Highway 50

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:45:19 GMT
    82-year-old Dayton woman is dead after a vehicle rolled over on US 50 in Carson City.More >>
    82-year-old Dayton woman is dead after a vehicle rolled over on US 50 in Carson City.More >>
  • Reno Police Shoot Robbery Suspect

    Reno Police Shoot Robbery Suspect

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:58 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:58:19 GMT
    Multiple agencies are investigating after an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by police in front of a Reno casino Sunday evening. More >>
    Multiple agencies are investigating after an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by police in front of a Reno casino Sunday evening. More >>
  • Aces Win to Force Winner Take All Game on Labor Day

    Aces Win to Force Winner Take All Game on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:09:23 GMT
    The Reno Aces used a pair of home runs and a dominant relief performance by Bo Schultz to grab a decisive 7-3 win over the Sacramento River Cats Sunday night at Raley Field.More >>
    The Reno Aces used a pair of home runs and a dominant relief performance by Bo Schultz to grab a decisive 7-3 win over the Sacramento River Cats Sunday night at Raley Field.
    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.