Vladimir Putin approves draft bill for annexation of Crimea as Russia, slams U.S. opposition. Reuters. New York Daily News, March 18, 2014.
Western partners headed by the United States prefer not to be guided by
international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun. They
have come to believe in their exceptionalism and their sense of being the
chosen ones. That they can decide the destinies of the world, that it is only
them who can be right.