A special working group which would “estimate the economic damage in Crimea over the period, when it was a part of Ukraine” was created within the so-called State Council of the Republic on April 9, as Interfax reported.
“It is proposed to create a working group in Crimea’s State Council, Yukhym Fiks (First Vice-Speaker of State Council, - ed.). This question is rather relevant,” Volodymyr Konstantinov, self-proclaimed Spokesperson of the republic’s parliament, said.
According to him, when Crimea was under Ukraine’s jurisdiction, it sustained “enormous losses.” At the same time, he offered to consider the damage Ukraine has done after the peninsula “reunited” with Russia.
“Here we have to recall everything: energy, water blockades, industrial – all those horrible things they have done to us over this period,” Konstantinov said.
As it was reported, 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.”