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PRINCE CHARLES PAYS VISIT TO SITE OF CRIMEAN WARS

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Britain's Prince Charles stood somberly on a historic hill in Sevastopol, Ukraine, Tuesday, paying homage to thousands of British soldiers who died on the site in the Crimean Wars of the 1850s.

The Prince of Wales was in this Black Sea port city as part of a nine-day tour of five former Soviet republics.He climbed Cathcart Hill, where Britain is renovating a monument to fallen soldiers. It is named after Crimean War hero British Gen. George Cath-cart.

The prince's trip is the most extensive by a senior member of the British royal family to the former Soviet Union.

After leaving Ukraine Wednesday, he was scheduled to visit Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.