Vladimir Chizhov says the EU should think twice before adopting further economic sanctions against his country, warning it may end up costing Europe more than Russia. The Russian diplomat claims his country did not invade Crimea but merely responded to a "plea for help" from the peninsula's Russian-speaking population. Meanwhile, Chizhov lays out Putin's ambitions in Ukraine: the country must adopt a new constitution, paving the way for a federal state with more power to the regions.
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