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Crimea to live so far based on existing agreements with Ukraine, PM says

March 17, 2014, 16:05 UTC+3 SIMFEROPOL

All issues of economic management will be handled with the Ukrainian authorities, Sergey Aksyonov said

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Sergey Aksyonov

Sergey Aksyonov


SIMFEROPOL, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has stated that the republic will live so far based on the existing agreements with the Ukrainian authorities.

“All issues of economic management will be handled with the Ukrainian authorities based on the agreements and timeframe that we have today,” Aksyonov told reporters on Monday.

He particularly noted that “as soon as such economic entities end the activity under the existing agreements, we will start to work within the Russian legislative field.” The prime minister made this statement to reporters, commenting on the fact that the Ukrainian authorities were ready to pay wages to Crimean residents, as they consider Crimea as Ukraine’s territory.

The Supreme Council of Ukraine’s republic of Crimea at an extraordinary plenary meeting on Monday adopted a resolution “On the Independence of Crimea.” A total of 85 lawmakers have voted for it. The adopted document also says that the Republic of Crimea, represented by the Supreme Council, “turns to the Russian Federation with a proposal to admit the Republic of Crimea to the RF as a new entity with the status of a republic.

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