Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a Security Council meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on March  28, 2014. Putin congratulated today the Russian armed forces for their role in the takeover by Moscow of Crimea from Ukraine, saying they had shown the new capacities of the Russian army.  AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY        (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)