Crimeans increasingly complain about violations of their rights


“Residents of Crimea increasingly complain of human rights violations,” reported Russia’s Human Rights Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova.

“The number of complaints about human rights violations increased 80% in the Southern Federal District and 75% in Crimea,” said the Ombudsman. It is about the complaints from Crimeans received by the Federal Office of the Ombudsman.

Also the Human Rights Ombudsman in Crimea Lyudmila Lubina speaks for the increased complaints too. “In 2014, I was sent 680 complaints from Crimea whereas there were 4200 in 2015,” said Lubina appointed Ombudsman in July 9, 2014. According to her, since the end of the transition period, lasted until January 1, 2015, the residents of Crimea have complained about pension reduction. Immediately after the occupation the Crimean authorities raised pensions than in other regions at the end of March 2014 due to subsidies from the federal budget and independent recalculation. “Since the end of the transition period for synchronization of the Crimean legislation with the federal one pensions have been calculated under the common Russian rules,” explained Lubina.

Another issue concerning Crimeans is land. “People are faced problems with their plots registration. Four types of land can be placed in property in Ukraine. Russian laws do not provide privatization,” said Lubina.

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