In recent years, our Association has written a lot about the systemic crisis in the labor market in the occupied Crimea, and about the deteriorating situation due to large-scale Russian aggression.

The idea of the Russian invaders’ “government” to solve the personnel crisis on the peninsula, especially in agriculture and medicine, at the expense of the current “refugees” from mainland Ukraine has been stopped due to obvious pro-Ukrainian sentiments of most such persons and due to their unwillingness to remain in the Russian-occupied Crimea.

At the same time, the crisis in agriculture and medicine on the peninsula, as the “rear zone” of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, is of great importance to the Kremlin, as it directly affects Russia’s future military plans for food and sanitation.

Collaborators directly recognize that under sanctions and the need for “import substitution” ensuring a sustainable level of agricultural production in Crimea can be achieved only by increasing the number of workers whose manual labor is seen as an alternative to modern mechanization.

At the same time, the situation here is still hopeless for the occupiers, and even the “agrarian classes” introduced in Crimean schools are unlikely to provide an influx of labor into the industry. It is probable that the occupiers will involve certain categories of the urban population, first of all “state employees”, in separate cycles of agricultural processes.

In medicine, even the occupying “government” admits that it cannot and will not be able to provide competitive working conditions for doctors on the peninsula in the near future, so they continue to leave the occupied Crimea.

Therefore, the Russian occupiers are currently targeting the mass training of “paramedics” and their “attachment” to the peninsula by administrative measures.

Separately, the “officials” of the occupiers admit that at present they cannot even use modern imported medical equipment effectively, even if it is available, due to the lack of specialists in its operation and maintenance.