The Ministry of Culture of Russia intends to change the order, which limits the housing development in the historic part of the occupied Sevastopol, the minister of the profile department Vladimir Medinsky told journalists on June 19.

He stated that according to the document adopted in early 2016, Sevastopol was included in the list of historic settlements of federal importance, which limited the new construction in many areas of the city.

In turn, the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov noted that because of the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the city authorities cannot implement the projects of the Federal Target Program.

According to Medinsky, the ministry heeded the position of experts who developed recommendations on changing the status of 80 land zones, and social facilities are planned to be build on 70 of them.

Earlier it was reported that in the occupied Sevastopol sidewalks leading to the beach Uchkuevka along the new road were heavily overgrown. A resident of the city Irina Sorokina noted that it is impossible to walk along the sidewalks because of thickets of bushes.

Source: "News of Crimea"