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Sevastopol

Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea

Ukraine Crisis

Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea

President Vladimir Putin took a victory lap yesterday in his first visit to Crimea since its annexation by Russia, as fighting in eastern Ukraine left 21 dead just days ahead of a separatist vote. The visit drew a sharp rebuke from authorities in Kiev, who accused the Russian strongman of stoking tensions with his...

Love of Putin in Crimea navy town

"Sevastopol is a Russian town," yelled retiree Zinaida Lazereva, while a group of elderly ladies sang Soviet war songs nearby her on the city's main square. "Here we speak Russian, we have a Russian mentality and we want to be in Russia," she told AFP, as military ships could be seen moored up in the bay below. Perched on the southwestern tip of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, Sevastopol has been the home of the Russian navy's Black Sea fleet for some 250...

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