Putin formally annexes Crimea as Ukraine, Europe sign deal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is at a signing ceremony of bills making Crimea part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 21, 2014. President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia at nearly the same time his Ukrainian counterpart sealed a deal pulling his country closer into Europe's orbit. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)