SIMFEROPOL, March 24. /ITAR-TASS/. The mayor of Sevastopol, Russia's naval base in Crimea, pins great hopes on Russia’s Defence Ministry as a likely investor into local infrastructure.
The mayor, Aleksei Chalyi, shared his expectations with Russia's visiting Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday.
“Over the past 23 years the Black Sea Fleet has not been allowed to develop normally. In the meantime the Fleet is the city's key investor that largely determines its economy,” Chalyi said.
The Fleet’s social infrastructures will be developing along with those of Sevastopol proper, he added.