Vladimir Putin attends military parade in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended a Victory Day parade in Sevastopol, Crimea, marking his first visit to the area since it was annexed in March.

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His visit to the region is likely to outrage the West and has already been denounced by the Ukrainian government, with the foreign ministry calling it a "deliberate escalation" of the crisis.

Putin flew to Crimea after attending a military parade in Moscow, which was making the anniversary of the World War Two victory over Nazi Germany.

Pictures: Putin attends Victory Day parade in Moscow

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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.