Putin Visits Disputed Crimea After Ukraine Warns of Invasion

August 19, 2016 11:43 AM

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Putin Visits Disputed Crimea After Ukraine Warns of Invasion

Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea to convene a meeting of his Security Council, ratcheting up tensions over the disputed peninsula that Ukraine has warned could precede a “full-scale” invasion by Russia.

The Russian president arrived in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol Friday, according to the Kremlin press service. During the visit, he’ll also speak with Moscow-backed officials in the territory, which Russia seized in 2014 against the opposition of Ukraine and its western allies the U.S. and the...

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