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AKIPRESS.COM - President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the laws on joining the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation on March 21, the press service of Kremlin reported Friday.
"We are completing today the legal procedures for joining Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation," said Putin.
"I want to thank the State Duma deputies and members of the Federation Council for their thorough and at the same time quick examination of these very important documents, ratifying the agreement on Crimea and Sevastopol’s accession to the Russian Federation, and passing the Constitutional Law on admitting new constituent entities to the Russian Federation," Putin expressed.
"I congratulate all of you, all people of Russia and all residents of Crimea and Sevastopol on this occasion, which is with no exaggeration a momentous event," he concluded.