Russia won’t ignore Crimea leader’s request for help: Kremlin
Russia's Putin attends a meeting with Fyodor Andreev, President of Alrosa diamond mining company - REUTERS/Mihail Metzel

MOSCOW: Russia will not ignore a request to President Vladimir Putin from the prime minister of the Ukrainian region of Crimea for help in restoring calm to the peninsula, the Kremlin said Saturday.

“Russia will not leave this request without attention,” a source in the Kremlin administration was quoted as saying by all Russia’s main news agencies after the plea from the newly-appointed pro-Russia Crimea premier Sergiy Aksyonov.

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