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Putin recognises Crimea as independent state

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President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree recognising Crimea as an independent state following its vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum that has fanned the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. 

A man plays accordion as people dance during celebrations in Sevastopol on March 17, 2014

The Kremlin's official website quoted Putin's decree as recognising "the Republic of Crimea... as a sovereign and independent state."

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