Putin's Russia Celebrates Taking Crimea

America may move troops to region for support.
3:00 | 03/18/14

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and a battle cry from Russian president Vladimir Putin. A scathing report about Ukraine. ABC's global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, on the Russians talking tough tonight. Reporter: Tonight, joy in the streets of Moscow. Thousands strong. Bellowing the Russian anthem, welcoming crimea back to fatherland Russia. This, after their leader, vladmir Putin, basking in his moment said crimea will soon be theirs. We have already achieved much, he said. There is even more to do. We shall prevail because we are united. Glory to Russia. Putin, blasting the United States for behaving rudely, irresponsibly and unprofessionally in Ukraine. Saying the U.S. Had crossed a line. He accused America of hypocrisy. Of applying power against sovereign states, a clear reference to Iraq. The U.S. Shot back. Secretary of state Kerry calling Putin's moves dangerous. Nobody doubts Russia's interests in crimea. But that doesn't legitimate just taking what you want because you want it. Or because you're angry because the end of the cold war or the end of the soviet union. Reporter: Putin, a former kgb officer, was shaped by the cold war, watching his soviet union collapse from this to this. But now, some of the nations that broke away are watching Russia's moves nervously. That's why vice president Biden is in the region tonight, reassuring those nations, telling them the U.S. May rotate American forces to the baltic region for expanded military exercises and training missions. Diane? Thank you, Martha.

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