One year anniversary since Crimea joined Russia

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One year ago this Wednesday the papers were signed and Russia officially annexed Crimea. That action followed the controversial referendum held on the peninsula. Overwhelming supporting was given to the move. Anniversary celebrations have been taking place throughout Crimea. CCTV’s Julia Lyubova has more from Simferopol.

One year anniversary since Crimea joined Russia

One year anniversary since Crimea joined Russia

One year ago this Wednesday, the papers were signed and Russia officially annexed Crimea. That action followed the controversial referendum held on the peninsula-overwhelmingly supporting such a move. Anniversary celebrations have been taking place throughout Crimea. CCTV correspondent, Julia Lyubova, has more from Simferopol, Crimea.

Highlights:

  • A military parade was held to mark the year anniversary of Crimea joining Russia.
  • The annexation is condemned by Kiev, the European Union and the United States.
  • Many people in Crimea say they are happy to be Russian and are proud of their new president and national identity.