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Putin: Russia and Crimea are now inseparable–treaty signed

Vladmir Putin

Newscast Media MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders have
signed treaties making Ukraine’s Crimea and the city of Sevastopol part of the Russian
Federation.

Addressing a special joint session of the Russian parliament ahead of the signing
ceremony on March 18, Putin said to a standing ovation that “in the hearts and minds
of people, Crimea has always been and remains an inseparable part of Russia.”

He said Crimea’s secessionist referendum on March 16 was democratic and in full
accordance with international law. He said results of the referendum — in which
Crimea’s secessionist authorities said 97 percent of voters backed joining Russia —
were “fully convincing.” CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

         

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Crimean Parliament Approves Declaration of Independence

Vladmir Putin

Newscast Media SEVASTOPOL—Pro-Russia lawmakers in the parliament of Crimea,
which is now occupied by Russian forces, have approved a declaration on the
republic’s independence—a precursor to a referendum on the region becoming part of
Russia.

The lawmakers announced that the March 11 adoption of the declaration is a
technical step ahead of a referendum on March 16 that will ask voters whether
Crimea should join Russia.

“If Crimean residents vote for the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to
Russia as a constituent entity, Crimea will be declared an independent republic after
the referendum,” the declaration says.

Seventy-eight of the 81 lawmakers present voted in favor of the declaration.

Source: Radio Free Europe

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Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow will respond if EU imposes sanctions

Sergei Lavrov

Newscast Media MOSCOW—Moscow says it will respond if the EU imposes sanctions
on Russia over its occupation of Crimea. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on March 7
that “Russia will not accept the language of sanctions and threats” and that if they
are implemented, “they will not be left without a response.”

The EU has said it will consider asset freezes and travel bans if the Russian
government does not start negotiations with Ukrainian authorities in the “next few
days.”

The Kremlin also challenged Washington over talk of sanctions. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

         

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