Crimean health resorts, which usually work on a year-round mode, are empty.  Visitors from Ukraine, Russia and other countries cancel their vouchers; no one is buying new ones.  Some health resorts have chosen to close.   

Consequently, they have started to bear losses.

At the same time, Pirogov health resort in Saki town, which belongs to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, in turn, forced to provide places not to Ukrainian military who need treatment, but to Cossacks and policemen.  They will arrive in Saki soon to observe order during the referendum on the status of Crimea, which is planned for March 16.  In total, about 200 people will stay there. 

Shortly before, the Ukrainian flag was removed from the building of Pirogov health resort.  The Ukrainian national emblem was removed as well.

QHA