The British embassy in Kiev will finance projects to “reintegrate” Crimea into Ukraine. This is stated in a document published on the website of the British government.
The funding will take place within the framework of the “Open Future” program, which started on January 1 and will last until March 15 of this year. The plan is to “develop the reintegration of Crimea and non-government-controlled territories” in eastern Ukraine, as well as to record “human rights violations” in these regions by Russia and help “victims.”
Funding for the projects will be up to £10,000 (about 1 million rubles).
On January 7, the media reported that sanctions against Crimea had been eased. The website of the British government published a general license, which introduces relaxations for Crimean ports.
According to the document, British merchant ships received permission to transfer transit fees for passage through the Kerch Strait and fees for the use of ports of the peninsula. It was indicated that the license took effect on January 1, 2021. Later, experts explained that London brought its documents on restrictive measures in line with the European sanctions.