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Ukraine soldiers vow defiance as bases surrounded

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Armed men wielding assault rifles surrounded more military bases as Russia tightened its grip on Crimea Monday, with nervous Ukrainian soldiers inside vowing not to abandon their posts. 

Armed men block access to a Ukrainian border guards base not far from the village of Perevalne near Simferopol, on March 3, 2014

AFP reporters saw the armed men -- who wore no insignia but who few doubted where Russian troops -- surrounding military facilities across the flashpoint peninsula.

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