Ukraine may need to bring in about 50,000 officials to Crimea after its liberation, says envoy

13 February, 07:20 PM
Crimea, February 7, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

Crimea, February 7, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

Ukraine will need to bring in about 50,000 people to ensure “control of the situation” and the operation of the state apparatus in Crimea after its liberation, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea, Tamila Tasheva, said on Feb. 13.

According to Tasheva, it will be necessary to establish at least local military or military-civilian administrations on the liberated peninsula, but it will be impossible to form the management only from citizens who have lived under occupation for nine years.

“The question is not even about trusting people,” she said.

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“The question is the level of readiness, recognition of the current legislation, level of proficiency in the state language, etc.”

According to the envoy, the issue of personnel reserves has already been worked out. In particular, various state bodies were asked about the required number of positions for full-time work and statistics were analyzed for 2013-2014.

Tasheva also cited the following data of the Interior Ministry regarding additional employees to ensure the fulfilment of tasks in Crimea:

• about 5,000 people for the State Border Guard Service;

• about 7,200 people for the National Police;

• about 3,000 people for the State Emergency Service;

• 12,500 people for the National Guard;

• more than 300 people for the State Migration Service;

• about 550 people for the prosecutor’s office;

• 300 people for the State Bureau of Investigation.

“The figures indicate the need for the additional involvement of about 50,000 people, a significant part of whom must be recruited in (currently) Ukrainian-controlled territory,” Tasheva said.

Earlier Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, announced the preparation of a personnel reserve for Crimea.

According to the minister, veterans could get senior positions on the liberated peninsula.

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