Ukrainian Deputy Minister on the issues of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Georgy Tuka said that the construction of the bridge Kerchenskogo Russia condemns Ukraine for insulation. In the government of Ukraine already declare a national disaster in connection with this project. Lawyers advise Kiev to sue Moscow, but I warn you – it’s infinitely long.
“But the situation is, of course, very difficult”, – concluded the Deputy Minister.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Yuriy Lavrenyuk more apocalyptic evaluated the prospects of Ukraine in view of the project. According to him, the Ministry of transport of Russia has already prepared a decree on the closure of the Kerch Strait in the waters of his sudokhodnoe part of the Kerch – yenikalsky channel on 23 days in August-September of 2017. This is required for installing arch bridge.
Lavernock believes that this, along with the introduction of the bridge into ekspluatatsiyu “will lead to a significant reduction of ship calls in the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk; decrease turnover of these ports; inhibition of their development; decrease of profitability of metallurgical enterprises of the region; the decrease in profits for port operators and branches of the Administration of seaports of Ukraine”.
Ukrainian lawyer Nikolai Gnatowski said that the only way to resolve the dispute is a claim. “But any normal judicial process is long-term, even in national courts. In international courts, it is even longer,” he warned the Ukrainian authorities.
Meanwhile, earlier, the Minister of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov reported that for the transportation of the arched spans of the bridge will take no more than three days and restrictions on navigation will be minimal. At the same time Russia immediately after the completion of technological operations promises to immediately open a channel for the passage of vessels.