Putin arrives in Crimea for security briefing

Simferopol, Aug 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday arrived in Crimea for a briefing with members of the Russian Security Council, media reported on Friday.

Putin is also scheduled to visit the Tavrida international youth forum, Sputnik news agency reported.

The schedule of Putin’s visit to Crimea, his fifth in the past two years, also involves meetings with local officials.

Crimea was incorporated into Russia in 2014 following a referendum in the peninsula, which was recognised by Moscow but rejected by Ukraine.



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