Ukrainian Missile Defense Battalions Seized: Report

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Pro-Russian forces seized two Ukrainian missile defense battalions in the Crimea region on Wednesday, according to a report.

NBC News was unable to immediately to confirm the report.

Interfax news agency quoted a military source as saying: "We now expect the arrival of Russian missile specialists and pro-Russian activists who will have to persuade the Ukrainian military personnel to carry out joint combat duties.''

Interfax is a Russian news service with operations in Ukraine.

- Reuters