Omeljan told how to stop the illegal construction of the Kerch bridge

Pressure international partners on Russia for more sanctions against the Russian state can help to stop the construction of the Kerch bridge.

This was stated by Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian during a speech at the International conference on Maritime security that 28, began work in November in Kiev.

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“The illegal construction of the Kerch bridge an urgent need to stop and this is possible only under pressure from international partners of Ukraine and additional sanctions against Russia as a state, against companies and individuals who are involved in illegal construction,” – said the Minister.

Omeljan noted that from the occupation of the Crimea and the construction of the bridge Kerch transport infrastructure and the economy of Ukraine receives substantial losses.

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In particular, ports in Mariupol and Berdyansk, a decrease in the number of vessel calls and cargo turnover. Because of the establishment of Russia’s restrictions on the options for the passage of vessels under the arch of the bridge Kerch, the export of Ukrainian metal in the United States annually loses 1 million tons.

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Also unanswered question is the entry of ships under flags of different countries to ports in occupied Crimea. 27 Nov Omeljan participated in the General Assembly of the IMO, where he raised this issue.

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“It is evident that this question is uncomfortable, they are constantly trying to Express the view that these issues are political, and cooperation in the IMO is another, technical issues, trying to sway the experts, IMO. We clearly stressed that when there is a war, we will use all the tools in order to put an aggressor”, – said Vladimir Omelian.