People in Crimea have been captured taking selfies with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine is on the brink of war.
In one photograph captioned ‘sweetest guys’ a woman stands alongside a soldier armed with a gun.
In another a mother smiles intently for the camera with her two children while posing next to an armed guard.
The pictures have appeared on the photograph sharing network Instagram.
Ukraine has put its military on high alert and appealed for international help to avoid what it fears is a possible wider invasion by Russia.
Meanwhile, outrage over Russia’s military moves mounted in world capitals, with US secretary of state John Kerry calling on President Vladimir Putin to pull back from ‘an incredible act of aggression’.
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