Ukraine rips Putin's visit to pro-Kremlin motorcycle club in Crimea

Ukraine rips Putin's visit to pro-Kremlin motorcycle club in Crimea
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Ukraine's Foreign Ministry protested Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Bullock: Putting Cuccinelli in charge of immigration 'like putting Putin in charge of election security' Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' MORE's recent visit to Crimea.

The 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 Associated Press reports

The ministry made the comments in a statement posted on its website. 

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Putin participated in the Shadow of Babylon show organized by the Night Wolves, a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club, on Saturday, driving a motorbike wearing black leather, the AP reported.  

He told the crowd "such manly and cool guys set an example to young people in our country and show them how they should treat Russia," the outlet reports. 

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