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Recruits sign up for 'Crimean army'

At a recruitment base in Simferopol many of those joining hide their faces as soldiers with Russian accents stand guard.

Last updated: 11 Mar 2014 03:01
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Russia has continued to strengthened its control of Crimea in eastern Ukraine.

At a recruitment base in Simferopol for a 'Crimean army' many of those joining do not want to show their faces.

Guarding the base are soldiers with Russian uniforms, Russian weapons, and who speak with Russian accents.

The US has suggested that there could be more talks with Moscow this week.

But whatever happens diplomatically, on the ground, Russia remains firmly in control.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Simferopol.

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