On the special session of Russian Parliament, held on March 18, Russia President Putin stressed that Russia constantly being "driven into a corner" simply for its "independent position."

He accused the West, led by the United States, of imposing its will on the world and thinking "they can only be right."

Putin also praised China and India for their "understanding" of world affairs, for which he got a round of applause.

Speaking about EuroMaidan in Kyiv, Putin claimed it "terror, murder, pogroms" staged by "nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites."

To recall, Putin and Crimean self-proclaimed leaders signed a treaty annexing Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as part of the Russian Federation.