Putin, Berlusconi meet up in Crimea: officials

September 11, 2015 2:05 PM

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SEVASTOPOL: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italy's billionaire former leader Silvio Berlusconi on Friday met for informal talks in Crimea which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, an official said.

Putin and Italy's disgraced former prime minister, who the Russian strongman counts among his close friends, visited an Italian war cemetery near the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, a spokeswoman for Crimea's regional leader told AFP.

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