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Published: Saturday March 1, 2014 MYT 7:55:01 PM
Updated: Saturday March 1, 2014 MYT 7:56:14 PM

Ukrainian border guard vessels leave port in Crimea - Interfax

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guard vessels were put on combat alert in the Crimea region on Saturday and were leaving base to prevent the capture of military bases and ships, Interfax news agency quoted the border guard service as saying.

It quoted Sergei Astakhov, an official at the border guard service, as saying "all legal measures" were being taken to this end.

(Reporting By pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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