Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Russian Cossacks man a checkpoint on the main road between Simferopol and Sevastopol on March 6, 2014 near Verkhn'osadove, Ukraine. An increasing number of Russian Cossacks have appeared at border crossings, checkpoints and to guard access to blockaded Ukrainian military facilities across Crimea in recent days apparently in an effort to assist pro-Russian militants. Earlier in the day the Crimean Parliament voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
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