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Ukraine government protests Putin visit to annexed Crimea

Published on May 9, 2014 8:32 PM
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (front left) and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (front centre) attend a military parade marking the 69th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany in the WWII in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on May 9, 2014. Ukraine's government on Friday protested Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to annexed Crimea, where he inspected Russian naval forces in a commemoration of the Soviet victory in World War II. -- PHOTO: EPA

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's government on Friday protested Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to annexed Crimea, where he inspected Russian naval forces in a commemoration of the Soviet victory in World War II.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that "Ukraine expresses its strong protest over the unapproved May 9 visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and to Sevastopol city, which are temporarily occupied by Russia".

 

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