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 Kremlin puppets in Crimea to request Russia for additional 7 bln rubles for "road maintenance" in peninsula

Crimea intends to request Russia to allocate about 7 billion rubles (over $108 million) from the federal budget to repair roads in the region in 2016.

This was announced by self-proclaimed "head" of Crimea Sergey Aksenov at a meeting of the Council of Ministers Nov. 10, Censor.NET informs citing Krym.Realii.

"We request 7 billion rubles for the roadway construction, replacement, and maintenance in the Republic of Crimea in the next year," Aksenov said.

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He also said that Crimea expects allocation of additional funds for roadway maintenance this year - the tranche of 1.5 billion rubles is expected in early December.

"The president (of Russia Vladimir Putin - Ed.) has personally instructed to allocate additional one and a half billion rubles this year. We will receive it in early December," Aksenov said.

Over 4 billion rubles has been allocated from the federal budget for the repair of regional roads this year. Earlier, the so-called "minister of transport" of the Russian government of Crimea Andrey Bezsalov declared that a total of 20 billion rubles was expected to be received from the Russia's state budget for both construction and maintenance of the roads in Crimea in 2016.

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