"These Russian soldiers, let's say, have earned their own professional holiday with their hands. The president signed a decree to make Feb. 27 Special Operations Forces Day. On this day, at 4 a.m., armed men in masks enter the parliament of Crimea,... hang a Russian flag, take control of all the important strategic facilities on the peninsula," the Kremlin's propagandists say.
The program also unveils the details of an operation to block the Ukrainian fleet in the Bay of Donuzlav, confrontation with Ukrainian pilots at the airfield Belbek and the seizure of Ukrainian air defense system in Crimea.
Russian Defense Ministry Shoygu, summing up the results of the operation, plainly speaks about Russian President Vladimir Putin controlling the seizure of Crimea.
"Of course, we were saved from many worries and troubles thanks to the confidence and determination of the supreme commander. We always felt and knew he kept watching and monitoring the progress in strengthening the security of both the population of Crimea and, of course, our units," Shoygu said.