The statement of Kiev about the fact that the Russian military has changed the demographic composition of Crimea, should not be taken seriously, said the Deputy of the state Duma Ruslan Balbec. His assessment he shared in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Wednesday, June 14.
“Official Kiev is another hallucinogenic visions of forced Russification of Crimea and the dominance of the Russian population. Like Ukrainian officials 10 years ago did not know that in Crimea the majority of the population considers themselves Russian,” — said the MP.
Balbec said that the Ukrainian officials, “which hoped to strangle the Crimea blockades, angry that the Peninsula come to work specialists from the mainland.” He also suggested that such charges build a policy based on incorrect sociological research.
Earlier Wednesday, Deputy head of the Ukrainian Ministry of the occupied territories George Tuck has accused Russia of changing the demographic composition of Crimea. According to him, the situation in the greater influence of the Russian military arriving to the Peninsula with their families.
In September last year, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov promised arrived in the Republic of Vice Prime Minister Olga Golodets that the locals will improve demographic indicators. Deputy Prime Minister supervising the social block of the Cabinet, said that on the Peninsula begins to grow fertility.
In Ukraine at the same time recorded the demographic decline. As of September 1, 2016, the local population was 42 642 400 people, which is 118 to 100 people less than at the beginning of the year.