Crimea's annexation has already cost Ukraine over Hr 1 trillion

15 May 2014 08:40
(QHA) -

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine estimates losses, inflicted by Russian annexation of Autonomous Republic of Crimea in total amount of more 1 trillion hryvnias.

This was reported by the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"The extent of loss is being updated ... as for today it is more than one trillion hryvnias", Petrenko stated.

According to the Minister, Ukraine suffers losses every day due to the fact that it can't use the Black Sea shelf. In particular, it regards ports and infrastructure as loss of opportunities, as well as gas, which Russia produces and converts, however it belongs to Ukraine.

Russia annexed Crimean peninsula following March 16 Crimean referendum on region's status.