“Perspective development of territories”, and in fact, the technogenic destruction of the occupied Crimea, under the guise of a “construction boom”, continues. From the documents, posted by the invaders on the site of “public procurement”, it follows that for the road construction of the eighth stage of the “Tavrida” highway, at the entrance to Sevastopol, the contractor must cut down 7760 trees listed in the “Red Book”, namely: 5 thousand Palass pines, 2.6 thousand Pitsunda pines and 116 high junipers.

A “contract” for more than 37.5 million rubles has already been signed between the Sevastopol’s “Department of Transport and Development of Road Transport Infrastructure” and the “Sevastopol Forestry Enterprise”, which implies the “demolition” of protected plants. Of course, the invaders are fanningly informing that the employees of the “forestry” must carry out a compensatory planting of the “Red Book” trees on the Mekenzievsky district forestry’s territory. But “should” and “will” are completely different things.

Even web resources controlled by the invaders note that this is not the first and not the only time when trees have to be massively cut down for the construction of “infrastructure facilities” in the occupied Crimea. For example, the history of the “medical cluster” in Sevastopol caused a great resonance, for the construction of which it was decided to cut down 7.5 thousand green spaces, of which more than 2 thousand were included in the “Red Book” [1].

Another interesting feature of the “occupation construction” once again manifested itself when the park was destroyed in the only green oasis of the Kazachya Bay of Sevastopol, which was grown with great difficulty by the townspeople before the occupation in the rocky steppe of the Mayatzky Peninsula. Half a century ago, Sevastopol’s residents managed to create a park of two thousand trees, in which cedars (Lebanese, Himalayan, Altai and Atlas) and thujas grow. There are also quite rare trees in the park, for example, junipers and cork oaks.

However, three out of five such oaks have already been felled by the developer, and recently a certain LLC “Standard Stroy” requested a “permission” to cut down almost 300 more trees. The developer has already received a refusal from the so-called “department of natural resources and ecology” of the city on this matter, but they did not agree and demanded “permission” a second time.

At the same time, “Standard-Stroy” is demonstrating a significant militarization of its housing construction. After all, the construction of houses was started before 2014 as civilian objects, and under the occupation it was “resumed” already under an “agreement” with the Russia’s Ministry of Defense. The contract envisages the construction of 30 residential buildings on the “lands of the Ministry of Defense” in Kazachya Bay, 10.5% of square meters in which will be transferred to the invaders’ military forces, and at the same time 100 % of non-residential areas (commercial areas, garages, parking) will become a “property” of “Standard -Stroy” [2].

Interestingly, that the Sevastopol’s developers began to present “documents with permits” issued for the start of construction in the days of the beginning of the occupation in order to “bypass” the minimum reasonable norms for housing construction, For example, let’s take the Blakytna Bay of Sevastopol, where four houses are being built.

In the “construction passport of the object”, a 2014 is designated as allegedly the year of filing a declaration on the start of construction, after which more than five years of “invisible” work have passed. Having carefully looked at the specified date of signing the declaration posted on the website of the residential complex, anyone will see what is indicated there on March 4, 2014. It turns out that the “young Sevastopol authorities”, instead of preparing for the “historic referendum”, were exclusively engaged in the registration of “permits” for new construction projects.

There is in the construction documents a very strange “change in the purpose” of a part of the land plot with “cadastral number” 91:02:006001:35 and the building located on it with the address “Alley of Defenders of the 35th Battery, Building 11a”. According to the “cadastre”, the building site has an area of ​​0.76 hectares and the type of permitted use “For placement of hydraulic structures”, but the line below says: “according to the document – low-rise apartment buildings, code 2.1.1”.

In this territory, there treatment plants for a military town were used to be, but they became “irrelevant after being connected to the city sewerage system”. At the same time, a small low-rise house, if it was planned, could not become to four high-rise buildings, but the occupation “authorities” have not built a new sewage system in the city for these objects since 2014. And this does not frighten those Russian “colonists” who “willingly buys” apartments and flats there at 165 thousand rubles per square meter [3]. Indeed, the sea is not far there and perhaps this is what will brighten up the lack of sewage.

1. https://sevastopol.su/news/tysyachi-krasnoknizhnyh-derevev-vyrubyat-pri-stroitelstve-sevastopolskogo-uchastka-trassy

2. https://sevastopol.su/news/sevastopolcy-zashchishchayut-unikalnyy-park-ot-unichtozhe

3. https://sevastopol.su/news/kak-i-pochemu-zastraivaetsya-golubaya-buhta-v-sevastopole