The Ukrainian authorities against the suffering of Crimea at the General border tank ditches and trenches, so as not to allow its citizens to observe changes for the better in the country, said the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov.
"This persecution. Just nothing to do. For this reason, I think, from someone to fence off, to the best that we have (in the Crimea), did not penetrate to the site of Ukraine, and, accordingly, citizens have not had the opportunity to compare the standard of living today in the Republic of Crimea and Ukraine", - has said Aksenov.
in his vision, the Ukrainian authorities will in the future try to build barriers in relations between Ukraine and Crimea." But life will overcome all these obstacles, I'm not sure "– added Aksenov, RIA " Novosti ". According to Ukrainian media, along the border with Crimea already dug 13, 5 kilometers of trenches 4, 5 kilometers of anti-tank ditches. Also added was an additional line of defense anti-tank hedgehogs, barbed wire and concrete slabs in addition, the Ukrainian side on February 17, mined the existing bridge on the road between the border pass "Dzhankoy" (Russia) and "Chongar" (Ukraine), as well as old unused bridge to Crimea. In Crimea on March 16, 2014 held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.