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Construction of an elite residential complex has been launched right on an Armenian cemetery located near the Saint George Armenian Church in Theodosia, Crimea. Officials have permitted construction, but nobody has expressed concern about the fact that the area is a zone under the protection of the medieval church, reports HTB (NTV).

When a bulldozer started crushing the tombstones at the cemetery, all the Armenians of Crimea rose to their feet to protect the memory of their ancestors.

The construction permit was granted by the Ukrainian government, and the documents date back to the year 2006.

Armenians have been living in Theodosia since the 13th century. There are many Armenian churches and cathedrals in Theodosia, but some of them are federal.

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