Crimean “parliament” orders medals dedicated to fifth anniversary of annexation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The self-proclaimed body has ordered to produce 500 medals worth about $6,000 dedicated to the anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula
20:59, 12 February 2019

medal “For return of Crimea”
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The so-called parliament of Crimea ordered to produce 500 medals worth about $6,000 dedicated to the anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula as Krym.Realii reported citing Kryminform.

“It is a jubilee medal. We must be ready for March 15. Moscow plant “Gosznak” won the tender and produced the medals for the anniversary of the “Crimean spring,” Deputy Parliament’s Speaker Yefim Fiks said.

According to him, “those, who participated in the organization of Crimean referendum” and “guests” from Russia will be awarded.

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The awarding ceremony will take place in 2019 and 2020.

According to the description of the public procurement, the medals will be made from the cooper and zinc-alloy. The certificate, which confirms the awarding, will be issued with a medal.

The face of the medal has the sign “Crimea is with Russia.” There is a depiction of a man and woman with flying colors amid the parliament of Crimea in the center of the medal; the diverging laurel branches depicted in the bottom of the medal. The reverse side contains sign “In marking of the fifth anniversary” with the depiction of the Griffin in the center and sign “Reunion of Crimea with Russia 2014-2019”.

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In December 2018, the parliament of Crimea controlled by Russia established a medal dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula.

Military, politicians, and representatives of the “Crimean self-defense” were awarded the medal “For the return of Crimea” which states that operation was held on February 20, 2014-March 18, 2014.

As we reported, Russia held the missile drills in occupied Crimea to test the anti-ship coastal missile complex “Bal.”

Related: Russia’s Black Sea Fleet units put on alert, hold drills in Crimea

Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.  

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