Friday, August 19, 2016

Russian President Putin Visits Crimea As Russian Military Exercises Continue

Reuters: Putin flies into Crimea amid war games and tension

Vladimir Putin flew into annexed Crimea on Friday a day after staging war games there, and said he hoped Ukraine would see "common sense" when it came to resolving a diplomatic crisis over the peninsula.

Two years after Russian troops seized the peninsula, it is again the focus of international tension, after the Russian president accused Kiev last week of sending saboteurs who clashed with Russian troops.

Kiev, which has also fought a two year war against pro-Russian separatists in two eastern provinces, denies the border incident ever took place and calls it a fabrication that could be used as a pretext for a new Russian invasion.

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More News On Russian President Putin Visit To Crimea

Putin Moves to Ease Tensions After Ukraine Warns of Invasion -- Bloomberg
Putin visits Crimea as Russian forces stage war games -- FOX News/SKY News
Putin, in Crimea, slams Ukraine 'terror attacks' -- USA Today
Putin visits Crimea as Ukraine prepares for an invasion -- UPI
Putin’s Crimea Visit Fuels Ukraine Tensions -- WSJ
Putin visits Crimea amid military buildup on Ukraine border -- VICE News
Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises -- International Business Times
Putin: Russia not going to cut off relations with Ukraine over Kiev’s plot in Crimea -- RT

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

The only difference between an exercise and an invasion is the compass heading.

(for any military)