MOSCOW — Ukraine's fugitive president turned up in Russia on Thursday and masked gunmen seized government buildings in the Crimean region as tension built over the direction of the country's revolution.
The day's developments left Russia trying to maintain a delicate balance between assuring the West that it would not intervene and members of Ukraine's Russian-speaking minority that it would seek to protect their rights.
Russian marines are blocking a Ukraine coast guard unit in Sevastopol. About 30 gunmen surrounded the unit Friday morning, the UNIAN news agency reported. The coast guard officers identified the gunmen as Russian...