Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign and independent'

Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign and independent'

Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign and independent'

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 2:59 PM

   KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognizing Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country."
 
   The Kremlin said Putin signed the decree on Monday, the day after the Black Sea peninsula voted to declare independence from Ukraine and seek annexation by Russia.
 

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