15 Mar '15, 8pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin mulled putting nuclear forces 'on alert' over ... - The Straits Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin mulled putting nuclear forces 'on alert' over ... - The Straits Times

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put the country's nuclear forces on alert as he sought to annex Crimea last year after the fall of a Moscow-backed government in Kiev. Speaking in a documentary aired on state TV in Russia on Sunday a year after the takeover of the Black Sea Peninsula from Ukraine, Putin showed the lengths he was willing to go to in order to protect Russian-speaking citizens of the province he considered a historic slice of Russia. The documentary, Homeward Bound, features several interviews with Putin who explains how he gave "direct instructions" to the armed forces for a swift and bloodless mission to take back the peninsula that had been transferred from Russian to Ukrainian jurisdiction in 1954 by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Putin also showed his level of confidence in the operation which took a matter of days, ...

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