Russia, Ukraine extend grain deal to aid world's poor


Russia's president has traveled to Crimea to mark the 9th anniversary of the region's annexation from Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin visited an art school and a children's center in the Black Sea Peninsula, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move which provoked global condemnation, though much of the world has denounced the annexation as legal, Putin has shown no intention of relinquishing the Kremlin's gains. Instead, he recently stressed the importance of holding Crimea, stating Russia will do everything needed to fend off any threats. Putin's visit comes a day after an international court issued an arrest warrant against him for war crimes. I'm Karen Chammas

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