Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

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Demonstrators gather for a concert marking the one year anniversary of Crimea annexation in St.Petersburg, Russia, March 18, 2015.

(VOVworld) – Russia has celebrated its 1st anniversary of Crimea annexation.

A concert in Moscow drew 110,000 attendees. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov thanked Russian authorities and people for helping the peninsula return to the ‘homeland’.

In a brief speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated and expressed his gratitude to all Russians for supporting their peers in Crimea and Sevastopol and uniting the nation.

Of Russia-Ukraine relations, Putin said he hopes the current misunderstanding and other issues will soon be resolved.

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