MOSCOW (QHA) -

The Russian Defence Ministry board is due to hold a meeting on Monday dedicated to the issue of security in  Crimea, the ministry's press service informed RIA Novosti.

"In accordance with the agenda the issues related to the implementation of measures aimed at ensuring the security of the Russian Federation on the territory of the Crimea Federal District and the action plan of Aerospace Defense Forces up until 2020 will be discussed," the ministry's statement said.

The agenda of the meeting also includes the issue of Russian Armed Forces' information and telecommunication technology improvement in the period leading up to 2025.

The meeting will be chaired by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Crimea joined Russia in March 2014 following a referendum, condemned as illegitimate by Kyiv and the international community, with the US, EU and the other countries imposing numerous sanctions, including visa freezing against Russian and Crimean top officials and companies and banks.

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