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The land self-seized by Crimean Tatars over the past years, all the land plots will undergo legalization, but some areas crucial for infrastructure and urban development will have to be vacated, including part of self-seized plots near the detour road in Simferopol.

Vice-Premier of Crimean self-proclaimed government Rustam Temirgaliev said this in his interview to Russian media, emphasizing the owners of those land plots will be offered land elsewhere, he added.

He added that Crimean Tatars, especially aged people, are “wary” of Russia due to the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944.

"We understand their concerns," Temirgaliev said. "But we are opening a new Russia to Crimean Tatars, a multi-ethnic state that supports all its peoples and nationalities irrespective of their traditions or culture. Look at the Muslim regions of Tatarstan, Ingushetia and Chechnya."

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