State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev said in an interview with Krym.Realii that he believes that de facto Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov might be dismissed soon. Opposition politician believes that Moscow is unhappy with the development of funds sent to Crimean government.
“There a sword hanging over Aksyonov. Moscow is strongly displeased with the way Crimea uses the money it receives from federal budget. It is widely known that they are simply unable to use some of the money due to lack of managerial qualification. Well, and some of the money is stolen and does not reach the destination,” Ponomarev said.
He also said that the Russian leadership might put the blame for all the failures of the Russian policy on the peninsula on Aksyonov.
“Someone must be held accountable for the failures in Crimea. He is among the people who were perceived as passionaries’ and were needed when Crimea was seized. But in this sense he is better for Russian authorities than Chaly. Chaly is very idealistic,” said Ponomarev.