Kerch bridge threatens ecological disaster – Kiev

Керченский мост грозит экологической катастрофой - Киев

The Prosecutor’s office warned of the risk of environmental disaster due to the construction of the Kerch bridge

Damages caused to the environment of the Black and Azov seas may reach 10 billion, prosecutors said.

The Crimean Prosecutor’s office has declared the risk of environmental disaster due to the construction of the Kerch bridge and opened on this fact criminal case.

This is stated on the Agency’s website.

It is noted that extensive work can turn the sea of Azov in the black sea Bay.

“A sharp change in water chemistry will lead to the death of many living organisms, including dolphins, which are listed in the Red book. Thus, the construction of a bridge in the Strait could lead to a regional ecological catastrophe”, – stated in the message.

The Ministry said that construction is conducted in violation of the Water code of Ukraine and norms of international law.

“The estimated damages to the environment caused by the Black and Azov seas during the construction of the Kerch bridge, if necessary, the fastening of the coasts, will amount to at least 10 billion hryvnia,” – said the Agency.

Last year the foreign Ministry also said that due to the bridge’s killing dolphins. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the commissioning of the bridge in 2018 will contribute to the development of Russian-Ukrainian relations.

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