As Moscow officially absorbs Crimea into the Russian Federation, Western powers say they will impose more sanctions. The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. “More is coming,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, a day after the United States slapped sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, penalties that some critics said did not go far enough to get Moscow’s attention. Japan too announced that it is joining Western sanctions by suspending talks with Russia on a range of issues. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin singled out China and India for their understanding over the crisis in Ukraine. CCTV’s Nathan King reports with details on the world reaction to Russia’s declaration on Crimea.
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