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When i gave the order to take Crimea. Putin speaks out


He says it plainly. In a promotional video running on the public TV Rossia1, Putin tells how, a few days before the "little green men" popped up, he had a secret meeting with his officials to discuss the annexation of Crimea.

The clip goes with a fast editing and a dramatic music. The interviewer is a silent mask. Only the President’s voice is heard. It’s just a one-minute trailer. The full movie, “Homeward Bound” by Andrei Kondrashov, is “coming soon” on the public TV channel Rossia 1. However, what we hear in the trailer is already worth the whole documentary.

“We had a meeting overnight. And when we were leaving, at seven in the morning, I said to my colleagues: we must start working on returning Crimea to Russia“. According to Putin, it was February 23, 2014. Four days later, on February 27, the (in)famous “little green men” – soldiers without insignia that Putin has always called ” popular self-defense force” – appeared in the Ukrainian peninsula,.

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