Monday, October 20, 2014   

Putin lays claim to Crimea as 'inseparable' part of Russia
(03-18 19:37)

President Vladimir Putin said Crimea “was and is an inseparable part of Russia'' in the hearts of his countrymen, as he gave a keynote address on the planned absorption of Crimea into Russian territory.
Putin slammed the Soviet-era decision by Nikita Khrushchev to hand Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet republic as being riddled with “violations.’’
He said the weekend's referendum vote by Crimeans to join Russia was of “historic importance.’’—AFP
   
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