Putin defends Crimean annexation in fiery speech

Putin defends Crimean annexation in fiery speech

Russiaโ€™s President Putin has delivered a speech fiercely defending his countryโ€™s move to annex Ukraineโ€™s Crimea region, he cited Ukraineโ€™s 1991 declaration of independence following the break-up of the Soviet Union as a legal precedent.

Putin said Russia stressed that he doesnโ€™t want to move into other regions of Ukraine, saying โ€˜we donโ€™t want division of Ukraineโ€™

AP