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Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea to discuss social and economic development

Published on Mar 31, 2014 4:36 PM
 
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting of the government in Moscow March 27, 2014. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea on Monday, March 31, 2014, the first Russian leader to travel to the Black Sea region after Moscow seized it from Ukraine.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea on Monday, the first Russian leader to travel to the Black Sea region after Moscow seized it from Ukraine.

"Am in Simferopol. Today the government will discuss the development of Crimea," Mr Medvedev wrote on Twitter.

He arrived in Crimea's main city Simferopol at the head of a major delegation of ministers and deputy prime ministers and was set to chair a meeting on the social and economic development of Crimea after its incorporation into Russia, Russian news agencies reported.

The Russian government said in a statement that Mr Medvedev would discuss "current questions of social economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol".

 
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