Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the Russian parliament on the outcome of Crimea’s independence referendum. Jim Middleton spoke with Carnegie Moscow Center’s Maria Lipman about Putin’s policy toward Ukraine.

According to Lipman, Putin likes to keep things uncertain and for nobody to know what he is planning to do. Whether he has further ambitions or not, the world will know when Putin decides to move. His policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. At the same time, Putin is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs, Lipman added.

This interview was originally broadcast on ABC.