Crimean 'government' announces construction of new town

Source : 112 Ukraine

50,000 people could live there, says pro-Russian leader of the occuped peninsula
19:33, 14 September 2021

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Self-proclaimed "head" of the Russian-annexed Crimea Sergei Aksenov announced construction of the new resort town on the peninsula. Kryminform news agency reported that on September 14.

According to the official, the new town will be built in Saky district. "It's the west coast [of the peninsula], and big stakeholders are ready to build a settlement there, with some 50,000 people residing there. Visitors will be able to live and have rest here during the resort season (...) There are big areas that are free [for exploration and building]. We understant that the public will show interest", he said.

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Aksenov added that there will be enough water and electricity for the new inhabited locality.

Earlier, the Council of the EU extended sanctions against Russia, which were introduced in response to the annexation of Crimean peninsula. The restrictions are to expire on June 23, 2022. The current sanctions concern import of goods from Crimea to the EU, as well as infrastructure and financial investments, and tourist services in Crimea.

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