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Ukraine crisis: BBC on the ground

As tension remains high in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine, our reporters in the country describe, via Twitter and video reports, how events unfolded on Tuesday - including a dramatic confrontation at Belbek air base.

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Media captionDaniel Sandford at Belbek air base: "We're seeing machine gunners in trees and snipers on the bank"
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Belbek air base near Sevastopol became the site of one of the day's most dramatic confrontations.

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Media captionChristian Fraser says a Russian ship is blocking access to Sevastopol harbour
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Belbek air base near Sevastopol became the site of one of the day's most dramatic confrontations.

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The world had waited to see if Russia would follow through on a reported threat to attack Ukrainian forces in Crimea if they did not surrender. Russia denied the threat was ever made, and the attack did not materialise.