Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law declaring the natural territories of Kuyalnik Estuary a resort of state importance.

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"We launch the law of Ukraine on the declaration of natural territories of Kuyalnik Estuary in Odesa region a resort of state importance," he said, while signing the document during the working trip to Odesa region, according to the presidential press service.

The implementation of these legislative changes will facilitate preservation and rational use of natural medicinal resources and increase the tourist flow to Odesa region.

"Thank you very much, Mr. President. We will attract investors and show the prospects. Kuyalnik can become and I'm sure it will become an international resort. But we should concentrate on the development of the whole region for this purpose," Head of Odesa Regional State Administration Maksym Stepanov said. According to him, Odesa region already hosts six million tourists a year.