Putin and Berlusconi visit Crimea: journalist

14:47, 11 September 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who arrived in Moscow at the invitation of the Kremlin, later flew to Crimea together, a pro-Kremlin journalist Dmitry Smirnov wrote on Twitter on Friday.


"Berlusconi arrived in Russia, now we are flying to Crimea. The day will be interesting today," he tweeted.

A few days ago, the Russian media reported that Berlusconi would arrive in Russia on a private visit.

In turn, Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin would meet with an Italian guest.

The first place where Putin took Berlusconi in annexed Crimea, according to Smirnov's tweet, was the cemetery of the Italian troops on Mt. Gosforta near Sevastopol, stronghold of Russia's Navy.  

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