On March 21, the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine with the participation of media representatives, the public and the expert community presented “The draft plan of measures aimed at implementing some of the principles of the state internal policy in respect of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol". The announcement was published on the official web-site of the Ministry.
First Deputy Minister Yusuf Kurkchi during his speech noted that the Action Plan was developed through the joint work of the initiative group, which contributed to the development of the document including the suggestions made during public discussions.
"The action plan is not a strategy, it's a variety of activities that relate to solving social and humanitarian problems of residents of Crimea. It is necessary to coordinate the activities of the public authorities to meet the needs of Ukrainian citizens, who are forced to remain in occupation”, said the Head of the Program of support for the democratic processes of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research Yulia Tishchenko.
In turn, Yusuf Kurkchi explained that the Action Plan is based on current legislation and provides for amendments to some regulatory legal acts.
"In particular, this concerns the simplification of the procedure for the movement of goods (freight) across the administrative border, simplification of procedures for crossing the administrative border, the issuance of identity documents for citizens living on temporarily occupied territory. The implementation of the tasks before us is a clear interaction between the bodies of Executive power responsible for the execution of the Plan", said the First Deputy Minister.
Presentation of the draft Action Plan can be found here.
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