President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived in the Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014. The presidential press service reported on the visit of the Russian President to the Ukrainian peninsula.
Reportedly, Vladimir Putin examined the layout of the complex, which presents the existing structures and structures, which are planned to be built in 2017-2018 and in the future.
Putin is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Presidential Adviser Andrei Fursenko and "Head of the republic of Crimea" Sergei Aksyonov.
Later Putin is expected will take part in the opening ceremony of the seventh shift of 2017 in Artek.
Earlier, in late February 2014 armored vehicles and servicemen of the Russian Federation in the form of unmarked signs appeared in the Crimea. On February 25, the first attempts were made to block Ukrainian warships.
On the night of February 27, the occupiers seized the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. After that, the open active blocking of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, kidnapping and seizure of the Ukrainian military began on the peninsula.
March 16, 2014 the illegal "referendum" was held in the Crimea under the control of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. On March 18, Russia signed the "treaty on the annexation of the Crimea", thereby annexed the Ukrainian peninsula.
Earlier, QHA reported that in an interview with American director Oliver Stone, Putin said that Russia would defend the annexed Crimea "by all means available" if the occupier-state sees any "threat to its territory".