Ukraine conceding defeat over Crimea with military withdrawal

|By:, SA News Editor

Ukraine plans to pull its troops out of Crimea in what is effectively a de facto acceptance of Russia's annexation of the province.

The move comes after pro-Russian forces seized Ukraine's naval headquarters in Sevastopol yesterday and detained the base's commander.

Ukraine will now fortify its eastern border with Russia, which has apparently been massing forces nearby and has said it reserves the right to protect the Russian population in Ukraine.

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