[QODLink]
Europe

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
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

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.

75

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
An estimated 36 people die each day in embattled town where pro-Russia rebel separatists fight Ukrainian soldiers.
People are starving in southern Somalia while relief efforts are blocked by government and rebel fighting.
Some scientists say authorities in favour of nuclear energy tend to deny the negative results of researchers.
Report on child sex abuse in British Asian community highlights issues that may affect the entire nation.
join our mailing list