WorldViews: Putin says Crimea showcased ‘new capabilities’ of Russian military

By Adam Taylor, March 28, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a number of military officers at the Kremlin on Friday to commend them on their service, saying that they had performed well in recent tests.

"The recent events in Crimea were a serious test, demonstrating the quality of the new capabilities of our military personnel, as well as the high moral spirit of the staff," Putin said at the ceremony, according to a translation from the Russian news agency Ria Novosti.

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