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Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign and independent'

Created: 03/17/2014 3:09 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

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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