They were at a military airstrip in the west of the peninsula, Moscow-installed officials say.
At least 12 explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military air base in Crimea. Russian Defense Ministry reports of no casualties.
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American and British officials have said the Kremlin is setting up illegitimate elections in occupied areas of Ukraine that it will present as demonstrating popular desire to join Russia.