The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine intends to file the complaint to the International Maritime Organization due to the illegal building of the Kerch Strait Bridge by Russia and closure of the Kerch Strait. Yuriy Lavrenyuk, the deputy of the Minister of Infrastructure claimed this, according to Ukrainian News.
According to him, Russia did not agree on any action toward the building of the Kerch Strait Bridge and now it acts against the demands of UN Law of the Sea Convention and Agreement of Russia and Ukraine on the cooperation of the use of the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea and Kerch Strait.
Lavrenyuk noted that the Ministry of Transport of Russia is going to close the Kerch Strait for 23 days in August and September 2017. He added that such actions can cause major damage to the safety of navigation and national security of Ukraine.
The building of the Kerch Strait Bridge can cause the environmental disaster. According to the information of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation NAAS, the approximate losses to the environment in the cause of the building of the Kerch Strait Bridge will amount to 384 million of dollars.
Russia plans to start the work of the automobile part of the road until the end of 2018 and the railway part of the road until the end of 2019.