As we reported earlier, while Ukraine military forces are either slowly leaving the Crimea or joining the Russian army, one outpost, that at the Crimean airforce base of Belbek, remains undaunted by Russian demands to hand over the premises as the Russian ultimatum to surrender has expired, and moments ago wire services reported that shots were fired as Russian forces stormed the front gate of the Crimean outpost. Watch a live webcast from the scene below as the Russian force take control of the last place of presence of Ukraine forces in the Crimea.
Update: Curiously, as soon as we put the live webcast on, this happened:
If we find a different live feed we will update. In the meantime, there is twitter:
At least one Ukrainian has been injured as Russian special forces storm Ukrainian airforce base in #Crimea— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) March 22, 2014
Situation at Belbek calmer, Ukrainians milling around. Russian special forces have encircled but weapons down. #Crimea— Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) March 22, 2014
The following LiveNews live news site has an occasional feed from Belbek:
Update 2: The situation is back to normal as Russian troops finally take control of the airbase