Well, here's one word he didn't keep.
Russian and Crimean parliaments sign treaty of accession
By Will Englund (external - login to view), Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 11:04 AM E-mail the writers
MOSCOW —Russia effectively absorbed Crimea on Tuesday afternoon, moments after President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia has no designs on any other parts of Ukraine.
In a speech to a joint session of parliament, which he used to call for the “reunification” of Crimea with Russia, he said the region has a special role in Russian history that makes it unique.
Ecstatic members of the Russian parliament watched while Putin and Crimean leaders signed a treaty of accession as soon as Putin was done speaking, and the Kremlin said afterward it considers the treaty to be in force even before parliament has ratified it.
Sevastopol, the city where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based, also entered the Russian Federation, as a separate entity.
Even while declaring that Moscow will not seek to expand its holdings in Ukraine, Putin also promised that Russia will do what it must to protect the rights of Russians living abroad -- which suggests that he intends to play a role in restive eastern Ukraine, with its large ethnic Russian population.
He said Moscow will always protect the rights of Russians using “political, diplomatic and legal means.”
But he stressed: “Don’t believe those who say Russia will take other regions after Crimea. We don’t need that.”
Kremlin says Crimea now officially part of Russia following treaty signing, Putin speech - The Washington Post (external - login to view)
Well, nice that he gave his word on "other regions."