(Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Saturday on a visit to mark the ninth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine, Russian state media reported.
State TV showed a brief clip of a casually dressed Putin walking with a group of officials, and promised further details shortly.
Russia seized Crimea in 2014, eight years before launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine says it will fight to expel Russia from Crimea and all other territory that Russia has occupied in the year-long war.
(Reporting by Reuters; writing by Mark Trevelyan; Editing by Ros Russell)
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