Full English-language translation of Putin's speech claiming Ukraine's Crimea for Russia

Author: Kyiv Post All articles by this author

More about Kyiv Post

Mar. 19, 2014 09:33
215 159
Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses a joint session of Russian parliament on Crimea in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18
Photo by AFP

With Crimean Prime Minister Serhiy Aksyonov sitting in the front row, Russian President Vladimir Putin carried through on his threat to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula as part of Russia -- a violation of international law that he justified as heeding the will of Crimean voters in a March 16 referendum.

Exclusive article

To support independent journalism in Ukraine and gain access to this Kyiv Post exclusive article, please subscribe.

A Kyiv Post digital subscription is only $1.15 per week - the price of a cup of coffee!

Why support us? There are five reasons to subscribe to Kyiv Post.

Learn More
Subscribe now

215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section