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Putin promises $19bn to create jobs in Crimea

As Ukraine crisis drags on, Russian president visits annexed Ukrainian region, pledging financial help.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 02:58
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he will give $19bn in financial aid, for job creation and infrastructure, to the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year.

He was speaking during a visit to the region in front of members of Russian parliament who called out from their vacation in Moscow and asked to assemble in Crimean city of Yalta.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Crimea.

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