Crimea celebrates the 7th anniversary of the referendum, Russia and Ukraine hold military exercises separately

  [Global Times Comprehensive Report] The 16th is the 7th anniversary of the Crimea referendum.

The Russian army conducted a large-scale airborne exercise at the Opko shooting range in eastern Crimea that day.

On the other hand, the Ukrainian Navy and NATO permanent maritime demining group ships conducted joint exercises in the Black Sea.

On March 3, 2019, local time, Sevastopol, Crimea, the Russian Ministry of Defense held a mobile exhibition at the local railway station to showcase military equipment, vehicles and weapons seized in the Syrian war.

  According to a report from the Russian Satellite Network on the 16th, the Russian airborne military exercise will continue until the 19th. A total of more than 2,000 soldiers, more than 500 pieces of military equipment and special equipment, and 7 Il-76MDs for the transport of aviation will participate in the exercise.

On the same day, the Ukrainian navy announced that it would hold a joint exercise with NATO in the Black Sea, with the purpose of practicing the cooperation between its navy and the navies of Turkey, Romania, and Spain.