Russia is conducting a massive resettlement from its regions to the occupied Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a press conference in Kyiv.

According to him, we are talking about the resettlement of tens of thousands of people.

“A situation is created there in which everyone can be arrested day or night. People are afraid to talk to each other right on the streets. Russia began a massive resettlement from its regions to the Crimea in order to oust all those who dream of liberating the Crimea. We are talking about the relocation of tens of thousands of people.”

Klimkin noted that under the Russian occupation, Crimea is in decline.

“The economy of Crimea has no chance for development because of the sanctions that will be maintained, and the last Crimean declaration from the United States clearly showed it. The path of the Crimea under the Russian occupation is the path of permanent decline. And we see it, so the Crimea will definitely return to Ukraine.”

During a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Pavlo Klikmin said that Russia is militarizing the occupied Crimea for the deployment of nuclear weapons on the peninsula.

At the UN meeting, Klimkin spoke about the repressions of the invaders in the Crimea.