Tuesday, March 4, 2014
People leaving a local government building walk past heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants outside the building on March 3, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Police have removed roadblocks in the city center and access to the Crimean Parliament building is open again in signs that daily life is returning to a form of normalcy and that pro-Russian forces have cemented their control of the Crimean capital. Meanwhile world leaders have warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against further escalation that could spark war between Russia and Ukraine.
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