Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation from the outside world.
Speaking to members of parliament in Crimea he added: "We need to consolidate and mobilise but not for war or any kind of confrontation ... for hard work in the name of Russia."
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