Russian PM Medvedev Visits Crimea

World | March 31, 2014, Monday // 11:38|  views

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in the Crimean capital Simferopol on Monday.

This is the highest ranking Russian official to visit the autonomous region, since the referendum on March 16, when Crimea voted to split from Ukraine and join Russia.

Medvedev will chair a meeting on social and economic development of Crimea and Sevastopol, ITAR-TASS reports. It is believed that he will also discuss the next steps in the incorporation of the region in to the Russian Federation.

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