Shots fired to warn off European monitors from Crimea
Russia warns that Ukraine crisis could prompt it to suspend international monitoring of the reduction of its nuclear stockpile.
SEVASTOPOL - Tensions in the Crimean Peninsula rose over the weekend when Russian forces blasted their way into a besieged Ukrainian army base and took control of a border post on the peninsula's east. Large numbers of Russian forces made their way to north-western Crimea and the land bridge connecting the peninsula to the Ukrainian mainland.
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