Western sanctions can not afford to stop the development of the Crimean economy, as well as among them the Kerch ferry crossing, the capacity of which in one year increased more than 2 times, said Last news Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Dmitry Polonsky.
The US on Thursday expanded the List of anti-Russian sanctions. Under limits, and among them were ports of Evpatoria, Feodosia, Kerch, Sevastopol, Yalta, as well as the Company " Kerch ferry ", which connects the Peninsula of Crimea and Kuban.
"There is a very good expression: Practice Is the sole criterion of truth. Practice proves that the more punishment is relatively Russia and Crimea is administered, the better is the situation in the economy. What would be the penalties against us nor introduced, we develop our own Crimea, and develop our economy, and demonstrate very good dynamics of development, " said Polonsky.
Vice Prime Minister drew attention that an example of this is the Kerch ferry crossing, which in one year has tremendously changed." today there is absolutely no traffic jams on the ferry, we carry a huge number of people, transport ", - noted the Deputy Prime Minister.
According to Polonsky, dynamics of development is also visible in the work of Crimean ports, where increasing the volume of transshipment of cargoes, construction materials, food delivery, increased interest in container shipping.
"This applies not only to the Kerch direction, This applies to absolutely all of the port infrastructure of the Republic of Crimea ", - noted the Deputy Prime Minister.
Crimea again became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of citizens at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March and July 2015 expanded sanctions List of the USA, and in June the sanctions List of Canada. In addition, on 22 June, the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen Under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news