Putin decided to visit Crimea after detention of ‘saboteurs’

The Russian President is trying to demonstrate he can ensure the safety of the guests who visit the occupied peninsula.

16 August 2016 18:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive again in annexed Crimea. The visit is scheduled for Friday, August 19, reported the RBC citing the sources close to the Kremlin, and a source close to the Embassy of the Southern Federal District.

The Russian Head plans to communicate with local officials and visit the "Tauris" camp, which is not far from the city of Sevastopol.

A source close to the Sevastopol "authorities" said that Putin's visit is connected with the last reshuffle, while a political scientist Kontantin Kalachev said that thus the Russian President is trying to show that travelers have nothing to fear in the Crimea following the story with "saboteurs".

The Kremlin press service failed to give a prompt comment, the "Deputy Prime Minister" of the Crimea Dmitry Polonsky refused any comment.

The last time the Russian President visited the Crimea was in March this year. The aim of the last visit was to control the construction of the Kerch bridge.

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