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United Nations Envoy Robert Serry Forced To Leave Crimea By Angry Pro-Russian Crowd (LIVE UPDATES)

05/03/2014 18:51 GMT | Updated 05/03/2014 18:59 GMT

A United Nations envoy has been chased out of Crimea after being confronted by an angry crowd waving Russian flags.

According to Reuters, Dutch diplomat Robert Serry was stopped by armed men close to the headquarters of a foreign observer mission. He took refuge in a café but was besieged by a crowd chanting "Russia Russia".

Journalists at the scene said Serry was escorted from the café through a crowd of demonstrators, having agreed to leave the region.

ITV’s James Mates witnessed the incident, tweeting:

On Wednesday afternoon, NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the alliance was suspending meetings with Russia, and putting the "entire co-operation under review".

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