Crimea ready to adopt Russian rouble - regional official

by Reuters
Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:25 GMT

KIEV, March 6 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian region of Crimea could adopt the Russian rouble as its currency and "nationalise" state property as part of plans to join the Russian Federation, a regional official was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Interfax news agency cited Rustam Temurgaliyev, Crimea's vice premier, as saying: "All Ukrainian state enterprises will be nationalised and become the property of the Crimean autonomy."

Hoping Moscow would let Crimea become part of Russia, he said: "We are ready to introduce the rouble zone."

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