UKRAINIAN SOLDIER KILLED As Russians Storm Crimean Base …Update: Ukrainian Troops Arrested (Photos)
A Ukrainian solder was shot and killed today in Crimea.
The base captain was wounded and another soldier was shot in the leg.
In #Crimea a warrant officer was fatally shot in his heart, captain wounded and another soldier injured in his leg – Defense Ministry spox
— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) March 18, 2014
First Ukrainian soldier killed in the war with Russia.
Deutsche Welle reported:
Ukraine’s military says a base in Crimea has been stormed with one serviceman killed, following Russia’s signing of a treaty to incorporate Crimea. The Ukrainian premier says the crisis has now become a military one.
Troops stormed a Ukrainian base on the outskirts of Simferopol on Tuesday, according to a Ukrainian military spokesman.
One Ukrainian officer was initially reported to have been wounded in the neck. The Interfax and Reuters news agencies reported that a soldier had been killed.
Kyiv, which blamed Russia for the attack, authorized Ukrainian troops to use weapons if necessary to defend themselves.
A reporter for the AFP news agency said a burst of gunfire had been heard from a Ukrainian military unit in a suburb northeast of Simferopol. Two ambulances were seen driving into the area.
The Ukrainian troops were arrested:
— Muschelschloss ☕ (@Muschelschloss) March 18, 2014
The Ukrainians were detained on their own base–
— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) March 18, 2014