Putin, Yanukovich observe 'Navy Day' with Black Sea Fleet
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 00:41
July 28 - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich observe 'Navy Day' in honor of the founding of the Black Sea Fleet. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich celebrated on Sunday their countries' joint naval traditions and called for more military cooperation in the future.
The two presidents observed Black Sea Fleet maneuvers and spoke at a ceremony marking Ukrainian-Russian Navy Day in the fleet's home port Sevastopol.
Putin praised the sailors and veterans and championed the countries' ties.
"Today we mark these significant holidays together, and it's symbolic that the center of this commemoration is in Sevastopol, namely here in Akhtiarskaya Bay, that 238 years ago the base was laid for the Black Sea Fleet," Putin said, before he and Yanukovich boarded a yacht to take them to join a naval parade.
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