Armed standoff at Ukrainian base ends peacefully

BBC reports that an armed standoff ended peacefully earlier today at a Ukrainian facility near Sevastopol, described as ‘missile defence base A2355.’ According to earlier reports, a truck drove through the base’s gates, and around 20 attackers rushed through and threw stun grenades. The Ukrainian troops retreated to a bunker on the base’s grounds, and the base commander negotiated with the group of attackers until they agreed to leave. Journalists who attempted to cover the event were reportedly beaten by some of the attackers.

It is unclear whether the attackers were Russian troops, or a paramilitary gang. I am also trying to confirm if base A2355 is one of the S-300 surface to air missile batteries that defend Sevastopol.

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