'Washington is predictably dissatisfied. But Crimea is Russia. We will not ask anyone the permission for the construction of the transport infrastructure in the interests of the citizens of the Russian regions', the message said.
Earlier the U.S. Department of State has expressed the concern due to the opening of the Kerch Strait Bridge.
Spokeswoman of the State Department Heather Nauert has noted that the construction of the bridge affects the navigation.
She also claimed that the department followed closely the opening ceremony of the bridge and Russia's President Vladimir Putin who drove over it at the truck.
The bridge over Kerch Strait was opened on May 15. Putin at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge.
As we reported Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered to sue Russia for the ecological damage brought by the construction of the bridge over Kerch strait in occupied Crimea.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch expressed confidence that the ongoing construction of the bridge over Kerch Strait could vastly interfere with Ukraine’s transport connection with international markets.
The Ukrainian side has withdrawn from the treaty with Russia on the construction of the bridge in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea.
The works on the construction have begun in May 2015, regardless the withdrawal.