SEVASTOPOL / AK-YAR (QHA) -

Citizens of the Russian Federation are actively building private houses on the slope of Sapun Mountain in the occupied Crimea, although this land contains a lot of human remains of the times of the Second World War, according to Valentin Shestak, the Head of the Sevastopol Society for the Conservation of Nature, Human Rights and Historical Heritage.

He told that the Society sent letters to Management of the RF Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Nature in Sevastopol and Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Objects, demanding the carrying out of historical and archaeological excavations.

"Development works are actively conducted on this territory by the inhabitants of Russia, but they do not understand that they are building their houses on the bones of the defenders and the liberators of Sevastopol in 1941-1942 and 1944, and digging out the Red Book Pines," Shestak said.

However, the response was not received by the Sevastopol Nature Protection Society. Meanwhile, construction work on the hill is in full swing.

Earlier QHA reported that the occupiers in the Crimea intend to allow the construction works in the historic part of Sevastopol. So the Ministry of Culture of Russia plans to change the order, which limits development in the area.

The so-called "governor" of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov noted that because of the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the city authorities cannot implement the projects of the Federal Target Program.

Source: Pod Pritselom

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