From: The Washington Post
To: Ric Cantrell,
Subject: News Alert: Putin says Russia doesn't want more of Ukraine than Crimea
Date: Tue Mar 18 12:09:22 MDT 2014
Body:
Putin: Russia doesn't warn more of Ukraine than Crimea
The Washington Post Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:08:31 AM

News Alert

Putin: Russia doesn't warn more of Ukraine than Crimea

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President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Russia has no designs on any other parts of Ukraine beyond Crimea.

In a speech to a joint session of parliament, which he used to call for the "reunification" of Crimea with Russia, he said that that region has a special role in Russian history that makes it unique.

But he also promised that Russia will do what it must to protect the rights of Russians living abroad -- which suggests that he intends to play a role in restive eastern Ukraine, with its large Russian population.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russias-putin-prepares-to-annex-crimea/2014/03/18/933183b2-654e-45ce-920e-4d18c0ffec73_story.html







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