March 19 - A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow making Crimea part of Russia again, Ukraine and Russia go head to head at a U.N. Security Council meeting. Gavino Garay reports.
A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia again -- Ukraine and Russia go head to head at the United Nations over Crimea's recent annexation to Russia. Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev. (SOUNDBITE) (English) YURIY SERGEYEV, UKRAINIAN U.N. AMBASSADOR, SAYING: "We consider all these acts to be illegitimate and we call upon the entire civilized world not to recognize the illegitimately declared independence of Crimea and its violent dismembering from the territory from our country." Russian Ambassador the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, thought otherwise. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VITALY CHURKIN, RUSSIAN U.S. AMBASSADOR, SAYING: "Yesterday, an actual historic event took place, the reunification of Russian Crimea, something which our peoples have awaited for six decades now." Despite the threat of further sanctions from the U.S. and the EU, Russian lawmakers plan to ratify a treaty making Ukraine's Crimea region part of Russia later this week.