The Lenin statue in Lenin Square, Simferopol. Russian and Crimean flags fly in the background. 2nd March 2014. Crimea

Pro-Russian 'Self Defense' members stand guard in Lenin Square, Simferopol. 2nd March 2014. Crimea

An "unidentified armed soldier" stands guard outside the Cabinet of Ministers in Simferopol. 2nd March 2014. Crimea

A man wearing a ribbon in the colours of the Russian flag, poses for a photo in front of "unidentified armed soldiers" on a street in Simferopol. 2nd March 2014. Crimea

Unidentified, heavily armed soldiers walk towards the gates of a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye. 3rd March 2014. Crimea

Pro-Russian separatists guard access to the front gate of Perevalnoye military base. 3rd March 2014. Crimea

Ukrainian military personnel look out of their military base in Perevalnoye. The base was surrounded by heavily armed, unidentified soldiers and pro-Russian Separatists. 3rd March 2014. Crimea

A Russian Cossack stands guard outside Perevalnoye military base near Simferopol. 3rd March 2014. Crimea

A Russian Cossack stands guard outside Perevalnoye military base near Simferopol. 3rd March 2014. Crimea

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