Ukraine's interim government has ordered its troops to withdraw from Crimea, after Russian forces took control of three different military installations over the past three days.
Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said the defense ministry had been instructed to redeploy Ukrainian forces from the Black Sea peninsula.
Earlier Monday, Russian forces overtook a naval base near the eastern Crimean port of Feodosia, using stun grenades and automatic weapons. Ukraine's defense ministry said two service members were wounded and between 60 and 80 were detained.
Ukraine's new pro-Western government in Kyiv has been criticized for its indecision on Ukrainian troops in Crimea, who have been besieged by Russian forces for weeks.