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 Putin confirmed Crimea's annexation had been planned by Kremlin. VIDEO

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Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed details of operation of last year's Crimea annexation to media.

This is announced by Censor.NET citing Interfax.

"I invited heads of our special forces and the Defense Ministry to Kremlin and gave a task to save Ukraine's president's life. Otherwise he would have been destroyed," Russian president said.

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"To make long story short, machine cannons were put up. We prepared to take him out directly from Donetsk by land, by sea, and by air. This was between 22nd and 23rd [of February 2014 - ed.]; we finished at about 7 in the morning. Saying goodbye, I told all the colleagues: we are forced to launch operation on returning the Crimea to Russia," Putin said.


 
 
 
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