Putin Says Russia Doesn’t Want Ukraine Split After Crimea

Putin Says Russia Doesn’t Want Ukraine Split After Crimea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly in the Kremlinin Moscow, on March 18, 2014. With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.