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Strategy for formation of personnel reserve for Crimea's reintegration to be presented by mid-March – Vereshuk

KYIV. Feb 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereschuk says the strategy for the formation of a personnel reserve for the reintegration of Crimea will be presented by the middle of March 2023.

“We are aware that the reintegration of Crimea will be difficult. Under the boot of the occupant, people lived for nine years. So it will be necessary to restore Ukrainian statehood there almost from scratch. But we will do it, no matter how hard it takes,” the ministry’s press service said, citing Vereschuk.

The deputy prime minister said a working group has been created at the moment, which should present a strategy for forming a personnel reserve by the middle of March.

“We are talking about training our specialists from veterans, indigenous peoples and peoples of Crimea, as well as those who were forced to leave in 2014. We have about 50,000 such citizens. native Ukrainian Crimea,” Vereschuk said.