Armed men hold UN chief's representative in Crimea-Ukrainian ministry

KIEV, March 5 Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:43pm GMT

KIEV, March 5 (Reuters) - Armed men seized Robert Serry, a special representative of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ukraine's Crimea region on Wednesday, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said.

Russian forces have taken control of Crimea in southern Ukraine. Serry was held in the region's main city, Simferopol, a ministry spokeswoman said.

(Reporting by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Peter Graff)