Gunmen’s seizure of parliament building stokes tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea

By William Booth, Will Englund, February 27, 2014

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — With unrest growing in the Crimea over Ukraine’s political transformation, a group of armed men seized the local parliament and the regional government headquarters in Simferopol early Thursday morning, barricaded themselves inside both buildings and raised Russian flags, news services reported.

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