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MOSCOW, March 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Sergei Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia parliamentary faction, says the formation of the Ministry for the Crimean Affairs is dictated by the present time and common sense.
Mironov told ITAR-TASS on Monday,“I suppose that considering the exclusiveness of the situation, we need such a ministry. It is necessary to coordinate our agencies’ actions to improve the living standards and the socio-economic well-being of citizens in two newly-adopted Russian regions.”
Mironov welcomed the decision to form the Ministry for the Crimean Affairs and said “this is an imperative of the time and is dictated by common sense”.
“This is determined by a wish to speed up the procedure of the accession of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol to our Russian political, legal, social and economic reality, both in terms of legislation and in terms of organization and functioning of government bodies in new constituent territories,” he said.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the formation of the Ministry for the Crimean Affairs and appointed Oleg Savelyev as its head, the Kremlin press service said earlier.
The new agency “aims to enhance the effectiveness of the federal law enforcement authorities in regard to the integration of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol in Russia’s economic, financial, lending, and legal systems”, the document says.