06 February 2019, 11:30

During the illegal annexation, the number of officials in Crimea generally increased one and a half times, and twice in Sevastopol

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The number of state officials in the Russian-occupied Crimea over the past five years has increased one and a half times, and almost doubled in Sevastopol..

This is evidenced by datafrom the Federal State Statistics Service of Russia (Rosstat).

If at the end of 2013 the number of civil servants and officials of local governments in Crimea was 16,803, and 3,581 officials in Sevastopol, then as of the beginning of 2018 in Crimea, 26,633 “employees of state bodies and local governments” were registered, and 6,779 people in Sevastopol.

As is known, officials from Russia are often appointed to the highest posts in Crimea. For example, on February 4, 2019, the former head of the legal support department at the building inspectorate of the Moscow Region, Dmitry Buravlev, became the new Crimean “head of the State Construction Supervision Service”.

On January 28, the “head” of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov appointed Valery Pesenko, an official from Tver, to the post of “head of the justice department” of the annexed peninsula, and some days before, Aksyonov introduced the Russian Dmitry Chernyayev from Altai as the new “Minister of Housing and Communal Services” of Crimea.