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At least five people went missing after being held by armed men at a military check point in Armyansk, Ukraine, 3km into the Crimean peninsula.
Violent clashes during protests that started in early February give no signs of abating. So far, the official death toll stands at 23 people, with over 300 injured.
Murat Kanatlı was released after completing a 10-day prison sentence for ‘noncompliance with the mobilization call.' He still faces two further charges under the same article of the law.
Syrian man Mahmoud Saber Sabra was arrested for unknown reasons on 19 February by men in civilian clothing believed to be members of the Syrian security forces.