Simferopol, Mar 15 – DAN. The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has laid flowers to the monument to the People's Defence in Simferopol, Crimea on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Crimea rejoining Russia.

The Crimean Republic Head Sergey Aksenov, Head of the Crimean State Council Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of the DPR People's Council Vladimir Bidyevka, the State Duma deputies, politicians from Europe and Kazak activists took part in the ceremony.

After the ceremony thousands of people marched towards the State Council.

The monument to People's Defence was erected in Simferopol in 2016 as a symbol of the wars fought by the Russians: Crimean war, the Great Patriotic war and the Crimean Spring. In 2014, Crimea held a referendum to join Russia as 95 pc of voters chose rejoining the Russian World.*ot