The sum of losses, caused to Ukraine as a result of disaster in Kerch channel will be defined after lifting of sank ships from the seabed. The deputy Environmental Protection Minister Dmytro Vorona said that yesterday in an interview, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to Vorona, losses caused by substances on sank and wrecked ships will be known soon.

At the same time he refused to specify terms of lifting of sank ships from the seabed to the surface.

Vorona also noted that he did not know any similar catastrophes on the territory of CIS countries. Some similar accidents happened in Russia but consequences were less and there were no such harmful substances.

As a reminder, on November 11 the heavy storm became a reason for accident in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: about twenty ships were shipwrecked. As a result of catastrophe, about 2 thousand tons of black oil leaked in to the sea and about 7 thousand of sulphur are underwater in sank ship.

Ukrainian and Russian brought before court cases on pollution of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov by oil and sulphur as a result of ship wrecks in storm.

Ukrainian ecologists warn that consequences of oil damage in Kerch channel will last for several years under the most optimistic scenario.


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