Putin commented on the reunion of the Crimea with Russia

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Not Russia decided to Annex Crimea, and Crimeans decided to join Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

«It’s not that we decided to join the Crimea, it is the people living in Crimea decided to join Russia. The Parliament is still elected according to Ukrainian law, absolutely legitimate Parliament of Crimea announced a referendum. The Crimean Parliament voted overwhelmingly for annexation to Russia», — Putin said in an interview with the Director Oliver stone in the film shown on television channel Showtime.

The interview was recorded from July 2015 to February 2017.

He noted that Russia had created conditions «so that people could come and vote.» «We have not there was no fighting, there is nobody shot, nobody killed anybody,» — said Putin.

He said that after that civil war began in the South-East in the Donbass.

«After that, recorded a massive fall of GDP. The largest industrial enterprises closed, unemployment is rising, real incomes have plummeted, inflation reached 45-47%,» — said the head of state.

Documentary stone «Interview with Putin» that the Director was prepared two years, leaves Monday on Showtime channel. Four-part film will be fully shown on 12-15 June. The first channel has previously confirmed that it had acquired the company Showtime the rights to show this film in Russia will be able to see from 19 to 22 June.

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