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Putin backs agreement on Crimea's accession into Russia

English.news.cn   2014-03-18 15:30:34

MOSCOW, March 18 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin has supported the approval of a draft agreement between Russia and Crimea to make the latter part of Russia.

In line with the Article 6 of the Constitutional Law "About accession to the Russian Federation and creating a new region within Russian Federation," Putin has formally informed both chambers of the Russian parliament and the government about the proposals made by the Crimea's State Council and Sevastopol's City Assembly, the Kremlin press service said Tuesday.

Crimea and Sevastopol's authorities applied on Monday to join Russia as its new regions. Putin signed later in the day an executive order on recognition of Crimea as an independent state.

The order followed the Sunday referendum where residents of Crimea, a Ukrainian autonomous republic once belonged to Russia, voted for joining Russia by landslide majority.

Putin is set to address the Federal Assembly, both houses of the parliament, on Tuesday afternoon over the Crimea's accession.


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