Russian authorities are using recreation centers in occupied Crimea for rehabilitation and treatment of the Russian military. This was announced by the Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Denis Chistikov on the Freedom TV channel, UNN reports. According to him, this is because the Kremlin-controlled leadership of the peninsula cannot maintain and profit from the recreational sector.
"Most of the institutions that were used for recreation are now being massively transferred for rehabilitation and treatment of the Russian military. Thus, every week we receive information that some of the recreation centers or bases have been transferred to the Ministry of Defense or a long-term contract has been signed to provide services specifically for the Russian military," Chistikov said.
Despite all the steps taken by Russia to attract tourists to the occupied peninsula, the tourist season in Crimea did not take place. It is 50% lower than last year's, which was also unsuccessful and had a negative trend. According to Denis Chistikov, the Russian authorities brought socially vulnerable groups of the population, as well as families of Russian military personnel, as "vacationers".
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 04/08/2023