Spectacular fireworks enlightened the skies of Sevastopol and Simferopol, marking the fifth anniversary of its reunification with Russia on Monday.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a solemn speech in Simferopol.

A referendum on Crimea's status took place on March 16, 2014. The final results showed that 96.77 percent voted in favour of Crimea seceding from Ukraine and becoming part of the Russian Federation.

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