The draft budget of Ukraine for 2017 laid not enough money for de-occupation of the Crimea and the related projects, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview with TV channel 112 Ukraine.
“We asked funds for the Crimean House. Some miserable amount was allocated there as well. Still it needs a huge work, it is necessary to repair it. I understand that the country's in a poor condition now, the money is never enough, but the issue of the Crimean de-occupation should be prioritized ... At least, it was necessary to talk to us, to understand why. But there was no conversation,” the MP said.
Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Refat Chubarov took the initiative and scheduled a meeting to talk about the allocation of funds for de-occupation of the Crimea. He also added that there were no conversations with representatives of the Crimean Tatars on the amount needed for projects related to the de-occupation of the peninsula.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrei Parubyi set a task to the Parliament to adopt the state budget December20-23, that is, at the next Parliament plenary week.