Putin: Russia does not give up Crimea under any circumstances

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VIENNA, 4 June. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there can be no conditions under which Russia ceded the Crimea to Ukraine. The head of state stressed that “Crimea gained independence as a result of the invasion of Russian troops, but by the will of the Crimean people at a public referendum.”