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Pro-Russia gunmen seize government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea

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Tensions in the Crimea region have risen since Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. (Source: ATR/CNN) Tensions in the Crimea region have risen since Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. (Source: ATR/CNN)

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (ATR/CNN) - Armed men seized a government administration and parliament buildings in Ukraine's southern Crimea region Thursday.

This is where pro-Russian protesters have faced off against rivals.

An estimated 50 gunmen are occupying the buildings, and a Russian flag is flying over the parliament building.

Employees have been told to stay away from the area.

Tensions in the Crimea region have risen since Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.

Ukraine's parliament is set to vote on a new government Thursday.

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