SIMFEROPOL, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea’s parliament has decided to set up a border guard service and other agencies.
Viktor Melnichenko has been appointed chief of Crimea’s Border Guard Service, the parliament’s press service reported on Monday.
The republic will also set up a fishery agency, a statistics service and a committee for geology and natural resources. Dmitry Yevseyev has been appointed head of the Crimean Fishery Agency.
Several agencies have been turned into ministries. The parliament set up the Ministry of Fuel and Energy and the Ministry of Information and Mass Communication.
The parliament has approved temporary provisions on the Bank of Crimea, the Prosecutor Office and Crimea’s Customs.
Crimea’s Supreme Council has approved a resolution, “On Independence of Crimea”.
Eighty-five deputies have voted for the resolution, the Crimean parliament’s press service reported.
The resolution “proclaims Crimea a sovereign state. Sevastopol will have a special status”, point 1 of the resolution says.
The resolution has been approved based on the referendum of March 16, 2014 when Crimean peoples voted for accession to Russia.