MOSCOW, September 13 – PRIME. Western anti-Russian sanctions have had a positive impact on Crimea, says columnist Slavisa Batko Milacic, who visited the peninsula last summer, in an article for the Serbian publication IN4S.
In particular, Milachich attributes success in the development of Crimean winemaking to the effect of sanctions. He notes that a lot of money has been invested in this industry, as a result of which, to date, Crimean wines have become better than most European wines.
The observer also writes that the sanctions had the most positive impact on the development of agriculture and technology on the peninsula, and as an argument he cites the fact that today batteries for electric vehicles are produced in Crimea.
Of course, the tourism sector, which, in his opinion, was also beneficially affected by Western sanctions, could not pass by Milachich’s attention.
“What immediately catches your eye (I came to Crimea along a new highway built by Russia) is a very large number of tourists. Also, work is everywhere on new highways and local roads, because Russia is now bringing in money that Ukraine has not invested, while Crimea was under its administration,” the journalist admires.
“Based on everything I’ve seen, I can confidently say that sanctions have had a positive impact on Crimea,” Milacic concludes.