Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea ‘sovereign and independent’

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More

Mar 17, – President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree formally recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, news agencies quoted a Kremlin statement as saying.

hromedia Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea as independent state eu news2Russian news agencies quoted the decree as recognising “the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol enjoys special status, as a sovereign and independent state.”

The decree was issued “considering the expression of the will of the people of Crimea at the general Crimean referendum, which was held on March 16, 2014,” it said.

Press coordinator for HRO media – Debi Campillos contributed to this report.

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