Under an order of the Secret Service of Ukraine the Aqmescit municipality has restricted practically the master plan of the city. The SSU grounds its activity by a decision of the Council of Ministries of the ARC to consider the large-scale maps as the information “for internal use only”.
This is become known during the legal process on declassification of the Aqmescit master plan at the suit of the NGO Eastern Ukrainian centre of grassroots initiatives against the city council.
“Activities of the SSU Crimean Department are extremely suspicious ones. Plans of cities in 1:5000 and 1:10000 scales are not any secret. Everybody can buy them, for example, in Internet. The experts’ commission of the leading governmental design institute – Giprobud defined the Aqmescit master plan does not consist of any secret information. It is not obvious why the Secret Service compels the city council to violate the Ukrainian legislation”, - the Head of the Eastern Ukrainian centre of grassroots initiatives Volodymyr Shcherbachenko commented this situation