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Putin's Speech On Crimea

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March 18, 2014 AT 8:54 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin made his case for taking Crimea back from Ukraine and explained his decision to defy the West despite the threat of sanctions, saying " Some Western politicians even try to frighten us not only with sanctions but with the prospect of the exacerbation of domestic problems." He also spoke to concerns that Russia will move into other regions of Ukraine as well. Tuesday's 40-minute, anger-tinged speech drew enthusiastic applause from the hundreds of Russian parliament members and government officials seated before him in a grand Kremlin hall.