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President of Bulgaria: EU 'needs to act' against Russia

20 March 2014 Last updated at 15:36 GMT

The President of Bulgaria, has told the BBC that Europe should stand strongly against any nation flouting international law.

Referring to Crimean leaders recently deciding to leave Ukraine and join Russia, Rosen Plevneliev said that the EU needed to "act against" Russia.

Pro-Russian forces took over at least two military bases in Crimea on Wednesday.

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You can see the full interview on BBC World News at 16:30 and 22:30 GMT on Thursday 20 March and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 GMT on Friday 21 March.