KYIV, 15 Dec â€” RIA Novosti. Position of Ukraine regarding the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait does not find support in the Organization of the black sea economic cooperation (BSEC), said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar on Friday at a briefing at the meeting of BSEC in Kyiv.
Earlier, the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan urged to impose additional sanctions against Russia to stop the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to sue Russia for causing “environmental damage” as a result of bridge construction to the Crimea. Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov in turn stated that the attempt of Kiev to draw Russia into litigation due to the construction of the bridge should not be viewed as a move, it is dictated by the feeling of impotent rage.
“We believe the illegal construction, because the territory (the Crimea), occupied illegally, and we pay attention, including that of the BSEC. However, this is not, unfortunately, support such projects can not be realized without proper attention of the international community” â€” quoted by Bodnar Agency UNIAN on Friday.
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko earlier announced the intention to establish a joint investigation team of the black sea countries â€” Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine â€” to investigate possible environmental violations during the construction of the bridge in the Crimea. The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov called it a “space nonsense”.
The black sea economic cooperation organization â€” an intergovernmental organization created in 1992 for cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity in the Black sea basin. The BSEC includes Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The bridge across the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia â€” its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of vehicles on the bridge is scheduled for December 2018.