I don't have a problem with it, and neither should anyone else.
When Mr. Putin thanked "the residents of Crimea and Sevastopol for their consistent and decisive stance and for their clearly expressed will to be with Russia," he wasn't making things up. He wasn't fudging the facts or data. They really did say that they want to be part of Russia.
Here in the West, we call it democracy and claim to stand by it, by self-determination. Unfortunately, we only stand by those who are determined to be under the US Empire.
It is unfortunate because Russia and the US could have gotten along extremely well after the fall of the Berlin Wall had the US responded properly, with sincere aid rather than hyper-austerity and greater encroachment after promises of the opposite.
Face it. The US since George H. W. Bush has blown it in terms of US-Russian relations.
It's not too late to correct the course and to hold out a genuine hand rather than to go further down the idiotic path of neoconservatism, a mask for global hegemony largely for the clandestine sake of political/secular Zionism.