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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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