Gunmen storm into a hotel in the Crimean regional capital Simferopol on Saturday just ahead of a tense referendum on the Black Sea peninsula to leave Ukraine and join Russia. About 30 armed men arrived at the Hotel Moscow, most of them wearing balaclavas and wielding Kalashnikov assault rifles. At the hotel, where many journalists are staying, one gunman told reporters: "We already smashed one camera, do you want us to break another one?" Photo: Reuters

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Gunmen storm into a hotel in the Crimean regional capital Simferopol on Saturday just ahead of a tense referendum on the Black Sea peninsula to leave Ukraine and join Russia. About 30 armed men arrived at the Hotel Moscow, most of them wearing balaclavas and wielding Kalashnikov assault rifles. At the hotel, where many journalists are staying, one gunman told reporters: "We already smashed one camera, do you want us to break another one?" Photo: Reuters
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