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Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch 3)

We spoke to a Ukrainian officer as the blockade by Russia of Ukrainian military installations in Crimea continues.

by تجربة
Mar 7 2014, 4:20pm

Photo by Frederick Paxton

The blockade by Russia of Ukrainian military installations in Crimea continues. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky spoke with families of personnel barricaded inside, who complained about the difficulty of getting food past the pro-Russian protesters outside. Russia's supporters explained why they want Crimea to separate from Ukraine, and Simon negotiated his way through a Russian checkpoint to interview an officer on the Slavutych, a Ukrainian battleship stuck in the harbor of Sevastopol.

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