Kozak: Russia will not cut funding for development of Crimea, but it may clarify the plan for 2016

MOSCOW, February 25. The reduction of budget expenditures will not lead to a reduction in financing of the program of socio-economic development of Crimea. But the plans of the programme implementation in 2016 can be corrected due to objective reasons, said Deputy Chairman of RF government Dmitry Kozak in his interview.

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“Infrastructural arrangement of the Crimean Peninsula, the Crimea integration in the common economic space of the country is one of government’s key priorities for the near future. The exclusion of any measures from the program of socio-economic development of the Crimea is not planned. There may be some changes in the implementation plans of the programme in 2016. But not for reasons of economy of means of the Federal budget, and based on the objective of technological capabilities in the design and construction of some facilities,” he said.

“When planning the program some artists took, to put it mildly, increased obligations to perform the program indicated in the terms is objectively impossible,” – said Kozak.

He noted that in preparation of detailed schedule of implementation of each item of the program of socio-economic development of Crimea. This plan will be funded at the expense of means of the Federal budget in full.

Full text of the interview with Dmitry Kozak visit the website