Crimean authorities admit there is a shortage of construction materials on the peninsula

The head of the Kremlin-controlled Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, admitted that there is a shortage of building materials on the peninsula, as well as difficulties with their delivery. As Konstantinov indicated to journalists on October 18th, the shortage of construction materials is creating high prices for them in the Crimea.

At the same time, the head of the Russian parliament of the Crimea reminded that part of the construction materials prior to the peninsula’s annexation came to the Crimea from the mainland of Ukraine, now supplies depend on the weather allowing for ferry transport, TASS reports.

"We have big problems in the Crimea with building materials, problems with inert materials. We don’t have our own sand, we previously imported it from Ukraine... We have a shortage of cement, it is produced here, but it is not enough for day to day needs. It is now delivered from the mainland of Russia, through the Kerch crossing - when there is a storm, can instantly disrupt deliveries for several days," said Konstantinov.

On Wednesday, the Head of the Crimean department of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, Timofei Kuraev announced the verification of prices for building materials on the peninsula. At the same time, Kuraev has admitted that prices for construction materials in the Crimea are high, and are constantly growing.

Due to the construction of the Kerch Bridge and the Tavrida highway, Russian authorities on the peninsula have reported the shortage of construction materials which are difficult to deliver to the Crimea via a ferry crossing. According to them, shortages in rubble, sand, and other materials will be covered by mining mineral resources in the Crimea.

Environmentalists and archaeologists have repeatedly complained about the uncontrolled mining of mineral resources in the Crimea, which violates environmental standards at the expense of the peninsula’s cultural heritage expense.

  Crimea, Ukraine, Russia