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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.