So are they Russian troops or are they a private militia hired by the Crimean government? Your headline and the first part of the article claim they are Russian soldiers but then you admit that they are actually a militia group. Stop trying to mislead people. Even General Dempsey finally admitted that there is no proof that they are Russian soldiers. Report FACTS, not speculations!!
Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in PKK attack in southeast, army says (Reuters)
from the article: Report: Russian soldiers storm Ukrainian military base in Crimea