Dmitry Medvedev
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Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev: Crimea economy a priority

31 March 2014 Last updated at 16:10 BST

Moscow considers the economic development of Crimea to be a "state priority", Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said during a visit to the recently annexed region.

Mr Medvedev also announced that Crimea would become a special economic zone, and that the Russian government was creating a new ministry with responsibility for Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.