Since 2014, Russia relocated at least 500,000 Russians to the occupied Crimean peninsula as Dim TV channel reported citing MP Mustafa Dzhemilev.
“During the years of the occupation, during the past six years, the occupants took to Crimea, according to different estimations, from 500,000 up to a million people,” Dzhemilev said.
He added that these people entered the territory of the peninsula violating the Ukrainian legislation and they face criminal prosecution.
As we reported, there are grounds to suppose that well-known Austrian architectural firm Coop Himmelblau participates in the construction of the opera house in Sevastopol.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, invading the Ukrainian peninsula and holding the illegal referendum; based on its trumped-up results, the Russian Parliament decided to approve the "reunification" of Crimea with mainland Russia. Ukraine, in turn, defined February 20, 2014, as the beginning of the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Western governments and organizations NGOs do not recognize the act of annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.