Report: Ukraine base in Crimea under siege

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Pro-Putin demonstrators hold posters reading “Crimea is Russian land!” as they gather towards to Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with a leader of Russia’s parliament assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed as “an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation.†Across Red Square, 65,000 people waved Russian flags, chanting “Crimea is Russia!â€(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Pro-Putin demonstrators hold posters reading “Crimea is Russian land!” as they gather towards to Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with a leader of Russia’s parliament assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed as “an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation.†Across Red Square, 65,000 people waved Russian flags, chanting “Crimea is Russia!â€(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A woman holds a banner during a rally against the breakup of the country in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, March 7, 2014. Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Two men talk during a rally against the breakup of the country in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, March 7, 2014. Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A woman walks by members of Cossack militia guarding the Parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, March 7, 2014.Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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