March 18 - Russian President Vladimir Putin tells a crowd in Red Square that Crimea finally returns to its ''home port'' of Russia. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Celebrations in Red square as the crowds chant "Russia, Russia." President Vladimir Putin takes something of a victory lap after making Crimea part of Russia once again. He says Crimea has finally returned to its "home port" of Russia (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "We have done a lot together, but we will do much more, we will need to solve many tasks, but I know, I'm confident that we will overcome everything, resolve everything because we are together. Glory to Russia!" While the West decries the action -- in Moscow they are singing the national anthem. Moscow's seizure of Crimea has caused the most serious East-West crisis since the end of the Cold War. Despite threats of tougher sanctions Putin is showing no signs of backing down.