Kiev was dismissive of Crimea, and therefore lost the peninsula, said Ukrainian General Gennady Moskal.
On the air of the YouTube channel Skrypin.ua, he noted that under the jurisdiction of Kiev, Crimea lived in poverty. On the peninsula, there are no roads, no gas stations, no “decent” restaurants and recreation centers. Moskal stressed that the Ukrainian authorities were only robbing the region.
The general, who in the period from 1997 to 2000 served as the head of the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea, shared his memories of the peninsula of that time.
According to him, when he arrived there, only he had an Audi A8. More expensive foreign cars in Crimea were practically not found.
“It’s just that Ukraine treated (this is how Crimea is – Ed.) – to steal a piece of land, build a khatynka there. This is how they absolutely treated Crimea. This is how it happened that the Crimea … ”, – said Moskal, waving his hand.
Crimea returned to Russia in 2014 following a referendum in which 96.6% of the peninsula’s residents voted for reunification.
In April, Russian singer Lolita Milyavskaya answered Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon when asked whose Crimea. She noted that Kiev did not invest in the region, but Russia came and “built an airport, roads.”