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Putin arrived in Crimea for the first time since the start of hostilities in Ukraine

On Saturday, March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for the opening of the Korsun Children’s Art School and Center in Sevastopol, transmits “Vesti Krym”. The visit of the Russian leader takes place on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the inclusion of the peninsula in the Russian Federation.

Putin came to Crimea for the first time since the start of the military operation in Ukraine. Previously, the President visited the region in November 2021 on National Unity Day, Remarks RBC. In December 2022, Putin crossed the Crimean Bridge without entering the peninsula.

Member of the Civic Chamber of Russia, director of the park “Russia – My Story” Ivan Esin published in his telegram chain, images of the visit of the Head of State to Sevastopol. They show how Putin travels through the territory of the center, accompanied by the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev.

Previously in the Kremlin declaredthat the President will participate in the opening of a certain cultural and historical object in Crimea via video link. Razvozhaev in his telegram channel clarifiedthat in Sevastopol, preparations were underway for the opening of a children’s art school in Chersonesos via videoconference, but Putin “picked up and came”. “Myself. Driving,” the governor added.

Razvozhaev said that he, together with the Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon Shevkunov, showed Putin the first part of the project of the Tauric Chersonese Historical and Archaeological Park. TASS writingthat the President participated in the opening of the Museum of Christianity in the park.

The day before, Putin at a meeting on the socio-economic development of the regions declaredthat Russia will do everything to stop any threat against Crimea and Sevastopol.

“Obviously, security issues are a priority for Crimea and Sevastopol, especially today,” he said.

In 2022, on the anniversary of Crimea’s annexation to Russia, Putin performed at a concert-rally at Luzhniki in Moscow.

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