Putin to take over Yanukovych’s palace in Crimea


A possession of the ousted Ukrainian president – the unfinished palace at Cape Aya in Crimea – will be delivered to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.

It is reported by news agency FlashCrimea with reference to a source in the Sevastopol city authorities.

“It was planned that the city of Sevastopol would get the palace. We were going to finish it and open a health centre or a boarding house there. But now the decision to deliver it to the Presidential Administration has been made,” the source said.

According to Ukrainian mass media, in 2007 the associates of Viktor Yanukovych’s eldest son purchased the recreation centre ‘Cape Aya’ and a 3-hectare piece of ground for 6.3 mln hryvnias ($1.2 mln at the exchange rate of 2007) from the state. Currently, the construction of the palace is suspended.

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