Defiant Putin signs Crimea accession treaty (16)

The Daily Star Lebanon 2014.03.19 01:36
Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses a joint session of Russian parliament on Crimea in the Kremlin in Moscow, on March 18, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY) MOSCOW/KIEV: Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.
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