Those Crimeans who have received the right to permanent use of land prior to the Russian annexation of Crimea were obliged to re-register the lease rights to land, the so-called "First Deputy Minister of Property and Land Relations of the Republic of Crimea" Elizaveta Kovalevskaya said on the air of an occupiers-controlled channel.
The self-proclaimed official states that the deadline for these "applications" is April 1, 2017. Otherwise, Crimeans-"infringers" will lose "the right to use their land", according to the official.
Art. 9 of the Ukrainian Law "On ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine" implies that any bodies, their officials and activities in the temporarily occupied territories are considered illegal, if these bodies or individuals are established, elected or appointed in the manner not prescribed by law.