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Over last year more than two thousand violations of Russian anti-corruption legislation were recorded in the occupied Crimea, the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Patrushev reported during a meeting on the issues of ensuring law and order in the regions of the annexed peninsula.

According to him, the level of corruption in the occupied Crimea remains high.

“The level of corruption remains high, especially in the sphere of procurement for state and municipal needs. In 2017, about two thousand violations of the anti-corruption legislation were revealed, about a thousand officials were brought to justice,” he said.

At the same time, Patrushev said that the peninsula has a complicated criminal situation.

“Criminal situation remains complicated. This is largely due to the growth of particularly serious crimes and crimes committed in a state of intoxication, an insufficient crime detection rate.”

According to him, "the tasks to ensure the protection of potentially dangerous objects from terrorist encroachments have not yet been fully achieved."

Reportedly, 32% of Crimeans noted a high level of corruption on the peninsula. According to the poll conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion, 27% of respondents said that the level of corruption has not changed and remains high, and 5% of respondents said that corruption has even increased.

Source: BSNews

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