Russia rescued Crimea from Ukrainian poverty – native chief


The peninsula escaped “infrastructural desolation, and is now turning into a prospering region,” the pinnacle of the republic’s State Council says

Crimea’s progress since re-joining Russia in 2014 has been very apparent when in comparison with the interval of Ukrainian rule, the pinnacle of the republic’s State Council, Vladimir Konstantinov, stated on Saturday.

“We escaped poverty and infrastructural desolation, now turning into a prospering region with a road system, infrastructure, preschools, kindergartens, water and gas,” Konstantinov advised Russian TV. He added that “we achieved everything generations of Crimeans have been dreaming of since Soviet times.”

The official additionally wrote on Telegram the identical day that the “successes and achievements would have been impossible without the help of Russian regions and Moscow’s attention to Crimea.”

Similarly, the pinnacle of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, stated on Saturday that reunification with Russia was symbolic of “the birth of a new world order, one based on justice and mutual respect.”

Crimea held a referendum to affix Russia in 2014, shortly after the Maidan coup in Kiev. Around 80% of these eligible to vote took half, with 96.7% voting in favor of reunification.

Kiev then tacitly authorised a blockade of the Dnieper River in 2015, which provided water for Crimea’s agricultural business. This was lifted in February 2022 firstly of Moscow’s navy operation in Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky stated final month that Kiev is getting ready for an offensive to re-capture Crimea. The deputy chair of Russia’s Security Council and former president, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that if Kiev had been to assault the peninsula, “there would be no negotiations, just retaliatory strikes.”

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