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Published: Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 3:05:02 PM
Updated: Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 3:06:10 PM

Russia may offer special tax regime for Crimea - Finance Ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's finance ministry said on Monday Moscow may offer a special tax regime for Ukraine's southern Crimea region, which voted overwhelmingly in a referendum on Sunday to join Russia.

"Undoubtedly, the probable accession of Crimea to Russia will have a very serious impact," Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov told a local business conference.

"I do not rule out a special tax regime (during Crimea's transition period)," he added, without giving any further details.

(Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya; Writing by Lidia Kelly, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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