Raw: Russian Soldiers Move Toward Ukraine Base

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Russian soldiers remained stationed near a Ukrainian military base on Monday, a day after Ukraine put its military on high alert and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia. (March 3)

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Perevalne, Ukraine - 3 March 2014

1. Various of Russian soldiers marching toward Ukrainian military base

2. Wide of Russian soldiers with military trucks in background

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Kiev - 3 March 2014

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukranian Prime Minister

"Crimea is the territory of Ukraine. And despite the presence of Russian military, despite the fact Russian military supports an illegal government, we will tackle these problems. And any attempt of Russia to grab Crimea would have no success at all. Give us some time."

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Simferopol, Ukraine - 3 March 2014

4. Mid of civilian self-defence group members and Russian soldiers in front of building

5. Wide of soldier near building

STORYLINE:

Russian soldiers remained stationed near a Ukrainian military base on Monday, a day after Ukraine put its military on high alert and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.

The Russians arrived at the base in Perevalne near Simferopol on Sunday and surrounded it with military vehicles, some with mounted machine guns.

Several Russian soldiers also remained outside the Council of Ministers building in the Crimean regional capital Simferopol on Monday.

In Kiev, the prime minister of Ukraine insisted the Russian incursion would not succeed.

"Crimea is the territory of Ukraine and despite the presence of Russian military, despite the fact Russian military supports the illegal government, we will tackle these problems and any attempt of Russia to grab Crimea would have no success at all. Give us some time," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine Monday night.

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