Head of Russia’s Government Dmitry Medvedev entrusted his ministries, including the Finance Ministry, to provide support for the activity of State Duma working group on “damage assessment in Crimea over the period when it was a part of Ukraine,” TASS reported citing Ivan Melnikov, the Head of the Group, First Vice-Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament.
“… The Chairman of the Government entrusted the present members of the Government to support the working group created in State Duma,” Melnykov said.
According to him, the working group intended to seek necessary information to the relevant ministries. Melnikov stated that “the support of the Head of the Government will influence the level of treatment of these requests and the quality of the expertise.”
Melnikov also stated that they have agreed “to involve the universities under the jurisdiction of the Government if needed.”
“We will invite the experts for specific meetings of the working group to the State Duma,” the Head of the Group noted.
Earlier, Russian State Duma created a special working group to estimate the damage allegedly done by Ukraine in Russia-occupied Crimea. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called this decision “another crisis of genre”.