This opinion was announced by the head of the civil union "Solidarity of Right Forces" Andrey Artemenko during the meeting with representatives of the OSCE.
“What to do with Crimea today? Currently, this issue has been completely taken off the agenda of negotiations with the RF. I propose my own solution to this problem. So tell me, why should we reinvent the bicycle? History already knows about controversial issues concerning territorial claims: Hong Kong and its positive experience of solving the territory dispute between Britain and China. Taking this example into account in our situation we should discuss the Crimea rental agreement for the term of 100 years. As the result each year a fixed amount will be paid for the appropriate use of the Crimean territories and resources.
In actual conditions this example is the best decision to solve the situation“– told A. Artemenko.
In this way Ukraine and Russia can reduce existing tension in the question of the peninsula.
“In this situation, each party will be able to receive its benefits. Let Crimea be an autonomous peninsula with multi-level status. We just will make it a second Hong Kong, a new offshore zone to attract foreign investments. But most the important thing is that this solution will not give grounds to accuse Russia of illegal annexation of the Crimean territory and accordingly will let it solve the issue of lifting sanctions,- said A. Artemenko.