President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, his first trip to the Donbas region since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict.
News of the visit comes two days after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant of arrest against Putin for war crimes.
Footage of the visit shows Putin speaking with residents, and visiting an art school and a children's center in the occupied city.
Some residents heckled Putin, while others were seen apparently being grateful to the Russian President.
In more detail, Putin defied the international arrest warrant to visit the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, held by Russian-backed separatist forces since May last year.
The visit came days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against Putin for the alleged deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.
During his trip, Putin claimed he was invited into a resident's home while touring the city in his car.
In televised footage, a woman can be heard shouting her protest against Putin's visit from a nearby window.
The Russian president's official visits are usually carefully managed, with The Telegraph characterising Mariupol as particularly so due to its significance as a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.
Sources differ in whether Putin flew to Mariupol by helicopter from Crimea or not; the New York Times and The Guardian report that his visit was by helicopter, while the BBC and The Japan Times only indicate that Tass news agency says he went there by helicopter.
Some sources, like Euronews and The Telegraph, report Putin driving himself during his visit.