Putin to arrive in Crimea’s Sevastopol on Russian national holiday

21:52, 03 November 2021
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The Russian President will participate in festivities celebrating National Unity Day on November 4.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin will arrive in the largest city of Crimea Sevastopol at the occasion of Unity Day celebrated on November 4 throughout the country.

The announcement was made by Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow the president will be in Sevastopol. His meeting with Sevastopol’s head Mikhail Razvozhayev is also scheduled for tomorrow,” Peskov told journalists.

On the President’s agenda, there is also a visit to a memorial complex dedicated to the termination of the Civil War of 1917-1922 to lay flowers and honor the victims of the conflict.

Besides, Russia’s Head of State will take part in an online meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is also expected to join the virtual conference.

The Presidents of Russia and Belarus will likely discuss the countries’ migration policy and their cooperation under the treaty of the Union State.

Crimea’s accession to Russia took place in 2014 following a referendum that had been held amid an armed change of power in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities supported by most Western countries regard the peninsula as an annexed territory.