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Updated Mar 8, 2014 - 9:50 am

Foreign military mission barred from Crimea

ARMIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says warning shots were fired Saturday as pro-Russian forces refused to let a foreign military mission enter Crimea.

The multinational group of military officers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe attempted to enter the embattled peninsula from the north, but was stopped by armed men.

Warning bursts of automatic weapons fire were fired into the air, and the officers were told they had no authorization to enter Crimea, according to an AP reporter accompanying them.

No injuries were reported.

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