Putin spoke to media from his residence. I watched on Russia Today (rt.com). I do not know if is still available.
Basically, Putin put “lipstick on the pig”.
He gave his side of the story. And his side is ‘prettier’ than western media would present it.
He said the regime change in Ukraine was illegal, and badly done. He described the bad actions of the new government. He discussed the un-Constitutional actions of the new Ukrainian government. He talked about the economic problems Ukraine will face.
I think I agree with that.
But, I think invading Crimea was a bit much.
What do you think?