Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea as sovereign state: the order comes into force immediately ~ Putin, the first person of world politics ~ (+Videos)

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President Vladimir Putin has signed an order that Russia recognizes Crimea as a sovereign and independent state.

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea held a referendum on Sunday with over 96% voting for integration into Russia.

According to the will of the peoples of the Crimea on the all-Crimean referendum held on March 16, 2014, [I order] to recognize the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol has a special status, as a sovereign and independent state,” the document reads.

The order comes into force immediately.

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Crimea was declared an independent sovereign state, the Republic of Crimea, on Monday, the autonomous Ukrainian regional parliament’s website stated.

Crimea also addressed the UN seeking recognition as a sovereign state.

“The Republic of Crimea intends to build its relations with other states on the basis of equality, peace, mutual neighborly cooperation, and other generally agreed principles of political…

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