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September 23 News Digest

September 23, 2015 20:27 0 542 QirimInfo
Today's most important stories from and about Crimea: no trucks left on Crimean border, Mejlis now able to help with permits for visiting Crimea and more.

No trucks left on Crimean border

All the trucks that were waiting near the border between Crimea and Ukraine for the blockade to end have left the border zone. Activists are planning to move their posts inland, but the blockade will continue.

Mejlis now able to help with permits for visiting Crimea

Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People will now be able to request permits for foreigners needed to visit Crimea. Ukrainian authorities have also said that they will consult with the Mejlis before changing the rules for entering Crimea. Previously some of the Crimean Tatars from other countries were unable to get this permit and were forced to travel through Russia.

Former Sevastopol MP detained in Ukraine

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Ukrainian border guards have detained a former member of Sevastopol parliament. Law enforcers are concealing his name for now, but they have already charged him with treason.

Crimean authorities to privatize 3 Yalta hotels

Russian authorities of Crimea are planning to sell eleven real estate objects, including three hotels in Yalta. The privatization is expected to net at least RUB 40m.

MTS increases tariffs in Crimea

Yesterday MTS-Russia, the only mobile network operator in Crimea, has increased the tariff for calls from Crimea to other regions of Russia by 20% from 10 to 12 rubles per minute. Last month MTS has also increased tariffs for calls on the occupied peninsula by 50%.

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