Mariupol and Berdyansk are the only commercial ports in the Azov sea, which provide the import and export of goods from Eastern and South-Eastern regions of Ukraine. Due to the Russian occupation of Kerch Strait and of the construction of the illegal Crimean bridge these ports actually remained isolated.
This, in turn, causes large economic losses to the Azov sea, said the Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadim Chernysh delegation of officials of the European Union.
Today there are a number of issues caused by illegal actions of the Russian Federation. Illegal construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait has led to the restriction of its capacity: ships with 33 meters height can not get past the bridge
According to Blackie, it negatively affects the entire chain: as terminals and ports, and ship owners who have their own commitments, and who suffer serious losses due to delays.
Note that due to the construction of the occupiers of the Crimean bridge in jeopardy all the shipping. The flow of water from the Azov sea brings sand and silt, which may not completely pass by the bridge supports. Creates the effect of “comb” and Il is stored in the waters of the Kerch Bay, which began to grow shallow.
What is the Crimean bridge?This is the ferry that connects Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from the Taman Peninsula in Russia. He illegally erected by the invaders: may 15, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the bridge and started the car.
The length of the crossing is 19 kilometers. Russian occupants are going to open railway traffic on the Crimean bridge in 2019.
Using the principle of selective crossing of ships of the Russian Federation blocks the work of the Ukrainian ports Mariupol and Berdyansk. Now in Ukraine there is the need to create new supply chains that would help to reduce economic losses in the region of the Azov sea,
Among the options he sees, in particular, the road construction that will help to improve the transport of goods from Mariupol and Berdyansk in other regions of Ukraine.
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