Ukraine protests Putin’s trip to motorcycle show in Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has protested Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea, where he attended a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club’s annual festival.

The Foreign Ministry on Sunday called Putin’s trip “a crude violation by the Russian side of state sovereignty and the territorial integrity of our state.”

The Russian leader wore black leather and drove a motorbike during the Shadow of Babylon show organized by the Night Wolves.

Putin has attended previous events put on by the motorcycle gang, which gained notoriety for its support of the Kremlin.

He told Saturday’s crowd “such manly and cool guys set an example to young people in our country and show them how they should treat Russia.”

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that most countries view as illegal.

(c) AP

5 comments

  1. “such manly and cool guys set an example to young people in our country and show them how they should treat Russia.”

    Manly and cool guys don’t ride WW2 junk, or tricycles.

    • Training wheel with extra seat for stability during right turns. Just would not be right for Die Fuhrer to fall on his ear.
      The photo inclusion was excellent.
      What is not shown is the number of Harley Davidsons the Night Wolves covet.

  2. Ha,ha,ha! The little rat at it again! He should enjoy his motorbike before he’s hanging off a rope with the bike stuck up his ass! 😎

  3. The second pic is brilliant and very close to the truth. I see no difference whatsoever between that toxic little rodent and the little Austrian dictator.

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