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In Pictures: Ukraine's navy base stormed
Crimean 'self-defence' forces raid Sevastopol's navy headquarters with no casualties.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2014 20:41
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Crimean "self-defence" forces and armed men in uniform who have been blocking entrances to most Ukranian military bases in Crimea began forcful evictions on March 18 around Simferopol, the regional capital.

During the takeover by dozens of armed men on Wednesday morning, Ukrainian navy officers barricaded themselves in buildings, walked away unharmed later in the day. 

"The men who came in said they made the decision because the Ukrainians were authorised to shoot in self defence. It doesn't mean they are ordered to shoot, but that they are authorised to use their weapons," Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reported. "Not a single shot was fired."

Three Russian flags were flying at one of the entrances to the base.


/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

Crimean "self-defence" forces blocked the entrance to navy headqurters while negotiations between Ukranian navy officers and pro-Russian forces took place.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

Members of the Crimean force discuss plans to enter the base.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

Members of a Crimean "self-defence" force stand in a chain to allow Ukranian navy officers to pass through a crowd.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

The Crimean "self-defense" force breaks into the Navy headquarters building.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A woman poses for a picture with armed men in uniform.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

Members of the Crimean force unblock steel grating.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A member of the Crimean "self-defence" force places the Russian flag on a table in Ukranian navy headquarters.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A Ukranian navy officer leaves the building while armed men in uniform guard the entrance.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera
A gas mask and gloves left by Ukranian officers lays inside the Ukranian navy headquarters.


/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera
A Ukranian navy officer gets ready to leave the headquarters.


/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera
A man tries to take off the Ukranian flag. The man originally aimed to burn the flag, but was stopped by plains-clothed people.


/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera
People wait for results of the storming.


/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A member of Crimean "self-defence" force puts on a mask before being photographed. The force blocked entrances to the main building of Ukranian navy headquarters.



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

Crimean "self-defence" forces break into a building at Ukranian navy headquarters. 



/Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A man smokes inside one of the buildings of Ukranian navy headquarters.




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Crimean "self-defence" forces blocked the entrance to navy headqurters while negotiations between Ukranian navy officers and pro-Russian forces took place.

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Members of the Crimean force discuss plans to enter the base.

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Members of a Crimean "self-defence" force stand in a chain to allow Ukranian navy officers to pass through a crowd.

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The Crimean "self-defense" force breaks into the Navy headquarters building.

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A woman poses for a picture with armed men in uniform.

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Members of the Crimean force unblock steel grating.

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A Ukranian navy officer leaves the building while armed men in uniform guard the entrance.

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A member of Crimean "self-defence" force puts on a mask before being photographed. The force blocked entrances to the main building of Ukranian navy headquarters.

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Crimean "self-defence" forces break into a building at Ukranian navy headquarters. 

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A man smokes inside one of the buildings of Ukranian navy headquarters.

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Members of "self-defense" discuss the plan of breaking in. Negotiator coerces Ukranian officers to unmount barricades.

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Members of "self-defense" discuss the plan of breaking in. Negotiator coerces Ukranian officers to unmount barricades.

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Members of Crimean "self-defence" force stand in a chain to allow Ukranian Navy officers to pass through a crowd.

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Members of Crimean "self-defence" force stand in a chain to allow Ukranian Navy officers to pass through a crowd.

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The Crimean "self-defense" force break into the Navy Headquarters building.

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The Crimean "self-defense" force break into the Navy Headquarters building.

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Crimean "self-defense" forces block the entrance to the Navy Headqurters while negotiations between Ukranian Navy officers and "self-defense" are performed.

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Crimean "self-defense" forces block the entrance to the Navy Headqurters while negotiations between Ukranian Navy officers and "self-defense" are performed.

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A woman poses for a picture with armed people in uniform.

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A woman poses for a picture with armed people in uniform.

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Members of the Crimean "self-defense" force unblock steel grating.

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Members of the Crimean "self-defense" force unblock steel grating.

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A member of Crimean "self-defence" force places the Russian flag on a table in Ukranian Navy Headquarters.

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A member of Crimean "self-defence" force places the Russian flag on a table in Ukranian Navy Headquarters.

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A Ukranian navy officer leaves the building of the navy headquartes while armed people in uniform guard entrance.

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A Ukranian navy officer leaves the building of the navy headquartes while armed people in uniform guard entrance.

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A gas mask and gloves left by Ukranian officers lays inside the Ukranian navy headquarters.

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A gas mask and gloves left by Ukranian officers lays inside the Ukranian navy headquarters.

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A Ukranian navy officer gets ready to leave the headquarters.

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A Ukranian navy officer gets ready to leave the headquarters.

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A man tries to take off the Ukranian flag. The man originally aimed to burn the flag, but was stopped by plains-clothed people.

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A man tries to take off the Ukranian flag. The man originally aimed to burn the flag, but was stopped by plains-clothed people.

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People wait for results of the storming.

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People wait for results of the storming.

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A member of Crimean "self-defense" force puts on a mask before being photographed. The force blocked entrance to the main building of Ukranian navy headquarters.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Ukrainian_navy_headquarters_stormed/slideshow/no-caption/6055169119c7cb006dde2c9289f88018Alexander Aksakov/Al Jazeera

A member of Crimean "self-defense" force puts on a mask before being photographed. The force blocked entrance to the main building of Ukranian navy headquarters.

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Crimean "self-defense" forces break into a building of Ukranian Navy Headquarters. Members of "self-defense" try to storm barricades.

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Crimean "self-defense" forces break into a building of Ukranian Navy Headquarters. Members of "self-defense" try to storm barricades.

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A cossack smokes inside one of the buildings of Ukranian navy headquarters.

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A cossack smokes inside one of the buildings of Ukranian navy headquarters.



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