Ukraine Colonel tells me the stormed base is large and sprawling, Russians only seized a small part. MoD spoxman says 100 Ukrainians inside
— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 7, 2014
There are numerous reports of Russian troops seizing control of at least part of an air base in Sevastopol, Ukraine, which is located on the Black Sea in Crimea:
Armed men enter Ukrainian military post in Crimea and take control; no shots fired: Reuters reporter on scene
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) March 7, 2014
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) March 7, 2014
The Ukrainian troops at the stormed Sevastopol base have gone into a bunker, the deputy commander of nearby Belbek base tells @ABC.
— Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) March 7, 2014
Ukrainian mil official, Vladislav Seleznyov, told Reuters on the phone that the armed men took over base without shooting and nobody hurt
— Jules Mattsson (@julesmattsson) March 7, 2014
You can't see much in this photo but it's the base entrance that's reportedly being attacked . Dark, misty, tense pic.twitter.com/kDXQsXi9E5
— Kevin Bishop (@bishopk) March 7, 2014
There are also reports of journalists covering the story facing violence:
Hearing that a couple of journalists have been quite badly beaten up by the self defence units near the Sevastopol base being stormed. Grim.
— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) March 7, 2014
Evilly menacing atmosphere at base entrance. Cameraman got badly bashed up before we got here pic.twitter.com/57JG2NuNyZ
— Roland Oliphant (@RolandOliphant) March 7, 2014
Meanwhile, in the bigger picture:
BBC News: Pentagon says Russians may now have as many as 20,000 troops in Ukraine
— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) March 7, 2014
Twitchy will monitor this story and provide updates as events warrant.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.