Sevastopol

Soviet military veterans take part in the flower laying ceremony at the Soviet-era World War II memorial in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.

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Military veterans take part in the flower-laying ceremony at the Soviet-era second world war memorial in Sevastopol, Crimea. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the departing Nato chief, on Friday said Russian accusations that Nato was violating “red lines” in their bilateral post-cold war agreements were false.

Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol...Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol, March 20, 2014. The legal process required to make Crimea part of Russia will be completed this week, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol. The legal process required to make Crimea part of Russia will be completed this week, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.