Simferopol airport operating normally
The Simferopol airport, which was raided by a group of armed men early on Friday morning, is operating as usual at the moment, an airport spokesman told Interfax-Ukraine.
These armed persons, dressed in camouflage, remain on the premises of the airport, which is located in Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported.
Some reports suggest that these people came to the airport because they thought that an airplane carrying some protest forces had landed there. Other theories indicate that they wanted to stop Ukraine's new Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Ukrainian Security Council head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko from arriving in Crimea.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.comments powered by Disqus