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UN General Assembly gathers for Ukraine talks

18 March 2014 [14:55] - TODAY.AZ
The UN General Assembly will hold a full-scale session on Ukraine on Thursday, March 20, Afaf Konja, the spokesperson for the UN General Assembly president, has told ITAR-TASS.

President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state, ITAR-TASS reported.

"1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the city of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state," the decree said.

The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.



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