Ukraine will charge Russia for losses from the Crimean bridge

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotoreceptorilor the traffic on the highway with autopackage to the Crimean bridgeUkraine will charge Russia for losses from the Crimean bridge© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

The head of the Ministry of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian has estimated the losses of Ukraine from the start of the Crimean bridge to 500 million hryvnia (more than $ 19 million. — Approx. ed.) a year, according to NewsOne. «Of course, at desire it is possible to attribute Russia’s responsibility for any damages, even from a meteor shower and so on. But in fact, the Crimean bridge can not bring Ukraine any losses – all the losses that she carries, she puts herself,» said Buchanan.

He recalled that during the existence of Ukraine as an independent state Kiev was not able to build such structures. In his opinion, despite the fact that the country has enough resources, public funds «there’s always went the other way.»

Not for the first time

A statement about multi-million loss — not the first statement Omelyana on the losses of Ukraine from the introduction of the Crimean bridge in operation. So, in late March, he said that the country will suffer losses in the «tens of million according to preliminary calculations».

The Minister also said that the Russian side did not agree with Kiev, the question of the construction and launch of the crossing and called the Kuban «Ukrainian».

«From a political point of view, I can see that this bridge that will connect the Ukrainian Crimea and the Ukrainian Kuban», — said the Omelyan.

These calculations and statements are evaluated on radio Sputnik President of the International Council of Russian compatriots Vadim Kolesnichenko.

«The stories that the bridge will be between the Ukrainian Kuban, and Ukrainian Crimea — it’s deja vu from the stories of Bandera about what Kuban — Ukraina. I don’t know what they smoke,» said he.

Kolesnichenko believes that the assessment of the Ukrainian economy is of little interest Omelyana, as his task — to sell to the West. «Russia is your territory equips with modern conveniences, provides infrastructure security and further development. And to count money in someone else’s pocket, at least, inappropriate», he added.

Crimean bridge

Kerch Strait bridge — the longest in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. Road traffic is planned to launch at the end of the year, but the builders have completed work ahead of schedule. President Vladimir Putin has opened traffic on the bridge may 15.

The cost of construction amounted to 6.9 billion rubles. The bandwidth of the transition 40 thousand cars and 47 pairs of trains per day, 14 million passengers and 13 million tons of cargo per year.

Now the entrance to the bridge allowed cars and passenger buses. Truck traffic will be opened tentatively this October, trains at the end of 2019.