Occupation authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea have set up massive celebrations of the sixth anniversary of the occupation of the peninsula despite global spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25% (@KrimRT) posted photos of crowds in Crimea streets Twitter.
A show was staged at children's resort Artek where kids were holding portraits of Soviet heroes, while an outdoor activity titled "Victory Banner" was conducted at a technical college in the city of Sevastopol.
Антивирусное— RoksolanaToday&Крым25% (@KrimRt) March 19, 2020
Покажите фото в ООН и МООЗ
"ЮНАРМИЯ города-героя СЕВАСТОПОЛЯ Марш Победы 17.03.2020" pic.twitter.com/sFVBFeIhU2
Moreover, children sporting military uniform and chevrons with a double-headed eagle were planting trees alongside Vladimir Putin's "favorite biker" Alexander Zaldostanov.
Russian-backed authorities, however, moved to shut out all schools in Sevastopol from March 19 and put higher education institutions on distance learning.
Артек в разгар пандемии вируса китайского— RoksolanaToday&Крым25% (@KrimRt) March 19, 2020
Вот прям сейчас диды важнее детей...
бабы еще нарожают pic.twitter.com/Rkhn8Y7rxQ
At the same time, none of the mass events dedicated to the occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea were canceled.