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Putin signs Executive Order recognising Republic of Crimea

Executive Order on recognising Republic of Crimea

March 17, 2014, 22:30

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Recognising the Republic of Crimea.

The Executive Order reads, in part:

“Given the declaration of will by the Crimean people in a nationwide referendum held on March 16, 2014, the Russian Federation is to recognise the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state, whose city of Sevastopol has a special status.”

The Executive Order comes into force on the day of its signing.

March 17, 2014, 22:30

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