During the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine marine branch of Ukraine and has suffered a loss of around 10 billion, if you take the collective and state enterprise “Ukrainian sea ports authority” and influence in the region. This was stated by Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian, transfers “UNIAN”.
“It is a huge amount, a figure approaching 10 billion, if you take the collective and state enterprise “Ukrainian sea ports authority” and influence in the region. We’re always serious about, starting with the construction of the Kerch bridge. Warned that it will be a political tool for Putin to close the Strait of Kerch and, accordingly, the waters of the sea of Azov,” said Omeljan.
After the actual crisis in the Kerch Strait, the Ukrainian side maximum conducted outreach to member States antirossiysky coalition.
“It had a good effect, because not everyone immediately understood the nature of this conflict and what the consequences will be. But after members of the EU understood the question, that after the sea of Azov will be the next Black sea and the Baltic sea, the response was completely different,” said Omeljan.
The Minister also added on the preparation of the “Azov package” of sanctions.
Recall, Russian border guards on 25 November 2018 with weapons captured in the area of the Kerch Strait the Ukrainian RAID tug “Yana Kapu” and small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” of naval forces of VSU, who went from Odessa to Mariupol.
As a result of the incident were detained and arrested 24 Ukrainian seamen. They moved from the Crimea to Moscow pretrial detention centre “Lefortovo”. In addition, three wounded during the shelling of the Ukrainian Russians sailors were transferred to the prison hospital “sailor’s silence”.