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Pundit says government has no official in charge of Crimea

Neither Cabinet nor parliament or presidential administration have people in charge of Crimea

Pundit says government has no official in charge of Crimea
Taras Berezovets

Neither the executive nor the legislative branches in Ukraine are responsible for the issues related to Crimea, political analyst Taras Berezovets, the founder of the project Free Crimea, said during the roundtable conference in Gorshenin Institute on Wednesday.

"Today, the government has no people who would be involved in the problem of Crimea. Even the Verkhovna Rada does not have a special committee on the temporarily occupied territories. Yes, a ministry has been created with Vadym Chornysh at the head, who in in his first interview made it clear that he will deal with Donbass. Crimea is beyond his scope, and I understand that it is not on his agenda. In the presidential administration, there is no official who would be responsible for the Crimean issues," Berezovets said.

The interpartizan parliamentary association Crimea in the Verkhovna Rada, headed by MP Olexiy Honcharenko is, in the opinion of Berezovets, ineffective.

The political scientist reminded that no strategy for de-occupation of the peninsula has been adopted as yet.

"Experts have drafted ігср a document, but the National Security Council since February has not been able to get together to discuss and approve it. As long as such document is not adopted, and there is no single dedicated

body and a Verkhovna Rada committee, nothing is going to happen," he said.

The former head of the Luhansk temporarily military and civil administration Heorhiy Tuka has recently been appointed deputy minister for the occupied territories in charge of Donbas. No deputy minister for Crimea was appointed yet.