Putin hails Crimea joining Russia on Victory Day visit

President Vladimir Putin has hailed the Crimea region joining Russia as he visited the area for the first time since it was annexed from Ukraine in March.

Putin delivered a speech in the city of Sevastopol and watched a parade of Russian navy ships and a flyby of Russian aircraft which marked Victory Day - the World War Two defeat of Nazi Germany.

Ukraine has condemned Putin's visit as trampling on international law and deliberately escalating the crisis.

Video: Putin attends military parade in Crimea

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Putin visits Crimea as Russian parades mark Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Elsewhere Russia has celebrated Victory Day with military parades.