A specially created working group to work on the algorithm for the return of public and private property after the de-occupation of Crimea

Опубліковано 17 February 2023 року, о 16:28

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said this on the air of the Rada TV channel.

According to her, the process of returning the de-occupied Crimea to the political, legal, socio-economic and cultural field of Ukraine will be different from how it happened in the liberated territories of Kharkiv and Kherson regions.

This is primarily due to the length of the occupation period. Ukrainian laws did not work in Crimea for 9 years. During this time, the occupiers managed to nationalize some of the Ukrainian property. There are cases when Crimeans who left the peninsula after the occupation lost it under Russian law. Some people were unable to inherit property that, after the Russian property inventory, ended up in the property registers of the aggressor country.

“We are discussing these and many other issues in a working group that includes lawyers, representatives of central executive authorities and the public sector. To address them, we have very strong support from international lawyers. First of all, two categories are being considered: state and private property. State property will be returned to the ownership of the state and local governments. But the issue of private property needs to be discussed. After all, over 9 years, the quasi-judicial authorities in Crimea have made more than 1.2 million decisions on it. And something will have to be done about it, too,” Iryna Vereshchuk summarized.