Ukraine will specify the amount of damages due to the construction of Crimean bridge

Ukraine will specify the amount of damages due to the construction of Crimean bridge

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has submitted to arbitration court of the Memorandum made by the Russian violations of the law of the sea.

The loss of Ukraine from Russia’s violations of its rights of Maritime powers are measured in “fairly large amount”. Its size is growing, said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena serkal. It represents the interests of the Republic at the Hague arbitration, which is to make out the case of violations by Russia of the UN Convention on the law of the sea, RBC reports.

To give an exact amount of losses serkal refused, noting that he does not like to “speculate billions.” She also explained that the amount of damage will be updated, as Russia ceases to violate the rights of Ukraine, but at this stage it was important to capture all applicable to her claim.

According to the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry prepared the document does not address the question of the losses sustained by Ukraine due to the loss of remaining in the Crimea war ships, however, records the claim on the other issues.

“For example, with regard to fisheries, the environmental impact of the construction of the Kerch bridge, the impact of this bridge on fish migration, it relates to fish populations occurs in the Azov and Black seas in connection with the construction of this bridge, how it affects navigation, or it reduces our possibilities of navigation in the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk as it affects in General and on the situation in the Azov and Black seas,” — said zerkal.

According to her, the first phase is planned to solve the issue, however, whether the claims of Ukraine to the jurisdiction of arbitration in the Hague. The mirror expects the decision — after considering the arguments of Russia and counterarguments of Ukraine — will be made in 2019.

In August 2017, Ukraine’s foreign Ministry expressed Russia protest in connection with the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, which was named illegal. Shortly thereafter, the Ukrainian Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories has warned that restrictions on passage through the Kerch Strait, introduced in connection with the construction by Russia of the bridge from the Kuban to the Crimea, will lead to the fact that the port of Mariupol will lose about 43% of its cargo handling.