logo
Featured on 40:     Storm Week     Win a 60" TV!     40 Force: School Drive     Sox Trophies     Weather Discussion    

Ukraine says Russian Forces Move Outside Crimea

(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A spokesman for Ukraine’s border guard service says Russian forces have seized a natural gas distribution station near Crimea.

Saturday’s action appeared to be the first move outside Crimea, where Russian forces have been in effective control since late last month.

Border guard spokesman Oleg Slobodyan told The Associated Press that a contingent of about 120 troops occupied the station in Strelkova on Saturday.

The Defense Ministry earlier reported that a Russian attempt to take the station had been repelled, but Slobodyan said that information was outdated.

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.