Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Moscow-controlled parts of Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, the Kremlin says.
It says he attended a meeting to hear reports from military commanders.
Mr Putin also reportedly visited Ukraine’s Luhansk region where Russia claims to have annexed both regions, but does not fully control either.
Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the visit took place on 17 April.
Mr. Putin told the military meeting in Kherson that, while he did not want to distract them from their duties, it was important for him to hear their opinion. END.