Russia's government approved in August 2014 the federal targeted program on the social and economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol until 2020 with the financing of RUB 681 billion (approx. $9.64 billion) intended for the dynamic development of Crimea, modernization of the engineering, transport, and social infrastructure of the region, contribution to the growth of the priority sectors of economy, improvement of the life quality of the population.
"According to the federal program, 15 billion rubles were supposed to be allocated in 2015. Today it is December, not a single kopeck has been received. We agreed the schedule by June 15, had a resolution of the government on this issue," Aksenov stated.
According to him, the federal authorities have received documents on 174 objects supposed to be financed under the federal program.
"People do not care, they say: you promised to build a water pipeline, a hospital - so build it," Aksenov complained and offered to change the decision-making procedure, "because otherwise we would never build anything."