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Ukraine border guards report build-up of Russian armour near Crimea

Source: Reuters - Mon, 3 Mar 2014 07:13 GMT
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KIEV, March 3 (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards on Monday reported a build-up of armoured vehicles on the Russian side of a narrow sea channel dividing Russia and the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

A border statement guard spokesman also said Russian ships had been moving in and around the port city of Sevastopol, where the Russian Black Sea Fleet has a base, and that Russian forces had blocked mobile telephone services in some areas.

The build-up of Russian armour was near a ferry port on the Russian side of the Kerch Channel opposite the Ukrainian city of Kerch, a border guard spokesman said. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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