The UN General Assembly will hold a full-scale session on Ukraine on Thursday, March 20, Afaf Konja, the spokesperson for the UN General Assembly president, has told ITAR-TASS.
President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state, ITAR-TASS reported.
"1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the city of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state," the decree said.
The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.