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'So why aren't they shooting?' is Putin's question, Ukrainians say

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March 4, 2014, 6:56 p.m. | Ukraine — by Christopher J. Miller

Ukrainian soldiers march back to their barracks at an airbase in Belbek, a small town outside Sevastopol, Crimea, after negotiations with Russian troops who have seized the compound failed.
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Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

BELBEK, Crimea -- In the early morning hours of March 4, a group of unarmed Ukrainian soldiers marched from their barracks on the territory off Belbek military airfield near Sevastopol to demand that the heavily armed Russian troops who have besieged their base allow them to carry out their work.

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