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SIMFEROPOL, June 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev has stepped down, and deputies of the republic’s State Council have accepted his resignation.
Temirgaliyev told the State Council he was resigning of his own accord.
After Crimea's reunification with Russia, Temirgaliyev supervised the most challenging areas of the republic's life.
"We encountered a number of challenges. The inadequate authorities in Kiev cut off our power, water and food supply," Temirgaliyev said. "Electricity supply was the first problem we faced. I wish to thank everybody for our ability to resolve many problems."
Acting head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov thanked Temirgaliyev for his efforts and said that the former first deputy premier would perform the functions of a government advisor for the next month.
Aksyonov also handed in a medal "For the Return of Crimea" to Temigaliyev.
According to Temirgaliyev, he and Aksyonov had discussed resignation plans before. "We agreed with Sergey Aksyonov that after the introduction of the ruble zone in Crimea and de-facto completion of the first stage of the transitional period, my mission would have been accomplished," Temirgaliyev said. "We also agreed that for the next month, as I consider job opportunities, I will be performing the function of advisor in order to bring the projects which are being implemented to logical conclusion."