Putin: "We had to take steps to events did not develop the way they are now developing in the south-eastern Ukraine. Therefore, the self-defense forces behind the Crimea, of course, stood our servicemen. In another way to hold a referendum openly and honestly it was impossible ».
"Factor of force in international affairs has always been, is and will be. And, realizing this, the state must develop rules of behavior that would be stable would make it possible to negotiate without recourse to this power »
"Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Odessa - not part of the Ukraine in those days, they were handed over in the 20s. God knows why so done. Then these territories are gone, and the people stayed. Yes, today they are citizens of Ukraine, but should be equal citizens of their country »
Yeah? What kind of interpretation of history and geography, however.