Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to a proposal Wednesday that would get rid of Russia’s ministry in war-torn Crimea, the Russian News service Life News reported. The Ministry for Crimean Affairs will be replaced by a special commission. The dissolution shows that Crimea has been fully integrated into Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
“Due to the completion of the transition period stipulated in the federal constitutional law of March 21, 2014 No. 6-FKZ — on Crimea joining Russia and on establishing two new regions within Russia: the republic of Crimea and the city of federal importance Sevastopol — and in order to optimize the structure of federal agencies of executive authorities I order: to eliminate a) the Russian Ministry for Crimean Affairs; b) the State Committee for Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol,” the document said, according to news reports.
Full article: Putin Eliminates Ministry Of Crimea, Region Fully Integrated Into Russia, Russian Leaders Say (International Business Times)