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Crimea authorities release detained Ukraine navy chief: presidentPublish Date: Mar 20, 2014
Crimea authorities release detained Ukraine navy chief: president
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Vitaly Churkin, Russias Ambassador to the United Nations, reacts to remarks by the Ukraine ambassador during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine March 19, 2014. AFP/PHOTO
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Crimean authorities have released the head of the Ukrainian navy whom they had seized during a raid on a base in the rebel peninsula, Ukraine's acting president said.

"Rear admiral Sergiy Gayduk was released tonight along with all the other civilian hostages... seized by Russian soldiers and members of the self-declared authorities of Crimea" on Wednesday, Oleksandr Turchynov was quoted as saying in a statement by the Interfax news agency.



 

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