The solution of the economic and environmental problems of Crimea should be a subject of special attention – Khlobystov

August 24, 2022

Yevhen Khlobystov, a member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, said during his speech at the founding forum Crimea – A Look into the Future that Ukraine should develop and agree on a state strategy for the reintegration of Crimea already today.

According to the expert, the solution of the economic and environmental problems of the Crimea should be the subject of special attention. After all, unfortunately, the consequences of the occupation of the peninsula are disappointing.

“A study of the state of the ecological situation in Crimea after its occupation shows us that instead of developing the peninsula as a recreational area, Crimea was turned into a military base. The construction of any buildings was carried out completely illegally. And unfortunately, no environmental convention provides for effective liability for its violation”,- he explained.

The expert believes that Ukraine should more effectively shape the socio-economic policy, environmental policy, demographic policy in relation to the Crimea, taking into account the changes that have taken place on the territory of the peninsula during the years of temporary occupation. Ukraine must understand how we see our future as part of a single state and already think about the reintegration of the peninsula.