Putin: Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

March 4, 2014 1:25 PM

18 0

Putin: Russia has no plans to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- Russia does not want to take over Ukraine's Crimea region, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, but he showed no signs of backing down over Russia's right to intervene despite Western pressure.

In defiant words, he said what had happened in Ukraine was an "anti-constitutional coup and armed seizure of power," and insisted that ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is the legitimate leader of the nation.

Read more

To category page

Loading...