‘No Takeover’ at Crimean Capital’s Airport, Unidentified Armed Men on Nearby Patrol

A group of unidentified armed men in military uniforms raided Simferopol International Airport in the capital of the Crimean Autonomous Region, Ukraine. They have since left the airport terminal, but are still patrolling it from outside.

According to eyewitnesses, in the middle of the night at least three KamAZ trucks without license plates drove to the airport with about 50 men.

At first the group cordoned off the airport’s domestic flights terminal, but then pushed forward.

An airport spokesman, however, rejected reports of a takeover. He said that about 50 armed men arrived at the airport to search for Ukrainian airborne troops. However, after finding out that there were no military personnel present on the tarmac, they apologized and left the territory, Igor Stratilati told Echo of Moscow radio.

Source/more info: http://rt.com/news/crimea-airport-terminal-capture-095/