Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived in Crimea with a private, as reported by Interfax. In addition, TASS, citing its own source, informs that Berlusconi has scheduled some visits to Yalta and Sevastopol. "According to the latest information, he planned to go sightseeing in Yalta," told the agency. Also the source states that Berlusconi to hold some meetings, including a meeting with Russian President Putin, his close friend.
Few hours ago the Kremlin reporter Dmitry Smirnov said that Silvio Berlusconi together with President Putin flew to the Crimea.
Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov stated:"We know that they have long-standing business and friendly relations. Such meetings are organized in order to exchange views on state affairs, development and prospects of bilateral Russian-Italian relations".
In late June, Berlusconi had been to Russia with a private visit. Then together with Putin they spent the weekend in the Altai.