Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev called Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to dismiss the cabinet a 'strong and logical move.' Speaking to journalists, Gorbachev said that a change in the government was necessary. 'I think (Putin's) decision was logical and correct because he is letting the electorate know exactly who is going to work with before the presidential elections on March 14,' said Gorbachev.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan should have thought twice before saying that Turkey was not recognising Crimea as Russian territory. He should not have said that