Russian occupation authorities illegally constructing a resort town in western Crimea

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Canan Kevser
15 September 2021, 15:24
Canan Kevser
15 September 2021, 15:24

Occupiers are constructing a new resort town in Crimea, the Russia-occupied Ukrainian peninsula.

Kremlin-controlled "head" of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov has said this according to a report by Kryminform news agency published on Tuesday.

Aksyonov said that the new town would be built in the Saky district of the western coast of the Black Sea peninsula. 

"It's the west coast [of the peninsula], and big stakeholders are ready to build a settlement there, with some 50,000 people residing. Visitors will be able to live and have rest here during the resort season," he told.

Sergei Aksyonov

Aksyonov insisted that there were large areas "open for research and construction", suggesting that the public would "show interest."

He also claimed that there would be "enough water and electricity" for the new inhabited locality, ignoring Crimea's water crisis generated since Russia's annexation of the peninsula in 2014.