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MOSCOW, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoy met with representatives of the Republic of Crimea to discuss issues of environmental protection, the ministry’s press service announced on Wednesday.
Donskoy said his ministry would make up a phased action plan to this effect and would send a delegation from the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to the new Russian region to examine the current situation in the sphere of subsurface use, water use and environmental protection.
Donskoy briefed his Crimean counterparts on the structure of the Russian environmental agency, its functioning in various Russian regions and fundamental principles of Russian environmental legislation.
“Participants in the meeting discussed their joint actions aimed to establish a regulatory and legal framework in the new Russian region in accordance with the Russian law,” the ministry said.