During the press conference, the Russian President not only defended sending troops into Crimea but also described the staging of troops in the area as lawful. He insisted that the decision is in line with international law because Yanukovich, the country’s only legitimate leader requested it. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports.
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As the United States and Europe weigh up their options, Russia’s next move will also be under close scrutiny. To discuss the regional and global implications of the referendum, CCTV is joined by James Jatras, Deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine.