On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives from the Crimean peninsula signed a treaty making the Crimean Peninsula a part of Russia, Voice of America reports.
This happened just days after Crimea voted to succeed from the Ukraine through a referendum. While Putin maintains these events have followed democratic and international norms, western and European leaders have called the moves “illegal.”
In a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Vice President Joe Biden described this treaty as nothing more than a “land grab.”
According to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, he has “convincing evidence” that Russian special forces have been involved in Ukraine unrest. He also expresses concern that there is “a strong possibility” of Russian invasion of Ukraine as a whole.
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