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helicopters circled and hovered.  There was machine-gun
fire from the Russian side, and fists from the Ukrainian side. But the
base was quickly taken by three Russian armored personnel carriers full of special-force troops. By then, there were 60-80 Ukrainian marine holdouts left at the base, out of a full complement of 300 marines.

However, the marines say their commander, Dmitry Delyatitsky, was taken from the base in a helicopter this morning and hiswhereabouts are still unknown.    

By 5.30 a.m., the Russian flag was flying.

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