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Crimea holds secession referendum

Tensions are at an all time high in the Ukrainian region of Crimea on the day of a referendum to decide whether to rejoin Russia. Here in the Crimean capital a group of armed policemen burst into a hotel, where many international correspondents have been staying. Some police officers say it was a planned drill, while Ukrainian officials say it was in reaction to a false tip off. Here outside Simeropol, though, it's no drill…troops -- presumed to be Russian - are deployed to reinforce a Ukrainian military base. It's part of a major buildup of Russian military across Crimea. Pro-Russian forces seized this area when Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovich was ousted in February after months of protests. But now Kiev says Russian paratroopers have crossed the Crimean border and seized a village in mainland Ukrain. (SOUNDBITE) (English) YURIY SERGEYEV, UKRAINIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N., SAYING: " This is something which is changing the situat

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