Due to construction of the Tavrida highway in the annexed Crimea, more than 1 thousand plots of agricultural land have been seized. The "Ministry of Property and Land Relations" of Crimea made a relevant statement on Tuesday, November 28.

“On the basis of the appeals of the Service (Road service of the "Republic of Crimea") with the attached applications for the seizure of land for state needs and in accordance with the approved documentation for the planning of the territory of the Tavrida highway, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea adopted decisions on the seizure of 1007 land plots,” reads the message.

The "ministry" clarified that these decisions were "mainly taken in relation to agricultural land, with no buildings and structures." Owners of land, with their consent, may be provided with "similar plots in another place and (or) other real property objects in exchange for the property to be seized."

The amount of compensation will be determined by the Road Service of the Republic of Crimea.

“Land survey and cadastral works, works on determining the market value of the seized property, agreements on seizure [with landowners], payment of compensation for the seized property in accordance with the current land legislation are assigned to the Service as the organization that filed the petition on the basis of which a decision on seizure was made,” the report says.

Reportedly, the track "Tavrida" has a length of almost 280 km.

Earlier, near the road Sevastopol-Simferopol in the Crimea trees were massively destroyed for the construction of a new track "Tavrida."

Trees, in the opinion of the occupiers, prevent the construction of a new road.