Russian President Vladimir Putin today accused the United States and other Western nations of a double standard in criticizing his nation’s incursion into Crimea. He said the U.S. acted in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya without a U.N. resolution authorizing that action or by “twisting” U.N. resolutions.
Putin also said Russia is not trying to make Crimea a part of Russia. Only people who live in Crimea can determine their future, he said.
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