` Demonstrators have Stormed the `Ukrainian Navy HQ ‘ in `Sevastopol ‘

#AceWorldNews – Sevastopol – Demonstrators have stormed the Ukrainian Navy HQ in the town of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula.

The protesters hoisted Russian and St. Andrew’s flags, the latter being the Russian Navy Ensign, according to Interfax.

People have been protesting outside the HQ since 08:00GMT.

Several thousand participants have cut the fences, stormed inside and changed the flags on the flagpoles.

There have been no immediate reports of violence.

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` Bad Weather has delayed start of what is being termed `Joint Naval Exercise’s ‘ taking place in the Black Sea’

#AceWorldNews Bad weather has delayed by one day a joint naval exercise by US, Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces in the Black Sea, Reuters said, citing a statement by the Bulgarian Defence Ministry.

A US navy destroyer was due to take part in maneuvers with Romanian and Bulgarian warships near the Crimean Peninsula.

To the north in Poland, US fighter jets are also to take part in joint exercises.

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