At least one killed in assault on Ukrainian military base in Simferopol

Blood was spilt on Tuesday as a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed during an assault on a military facility in Simferopol by Russian troops and pro-Russian self-defence units, Ukraine’s defence ministry reported.

The death was the first military casualty since Russian troops invaded Crimea on Feb. 27, effectively seizing the entire peninsula.

“The serviceman has been killed during an assault by Russian military on the photogrammetric information center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Simferopol,” Vladyslav Selezniov, head of communications for Ukraine’s defence ministry in Crimea, wrote on his Facebook page.

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