Putin says to speed up process of switching Crimea systems to rouble

MOSCOW, April 17 Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:37am EDT

MOSCOW, April 17 (Reuters) - Russian president Vladimir Putin said the country would speed up the process of switching Crimea's banking system to the rouble.

Putin said it would take about a month to create a network and open up the needed number of accounts. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Polina Devitt; writing by Megan Davies)