Ports of the occupied Crimea are in a catastrophic state due to mass reductions of workers. The corresponding statement was made by the so-called Chairman of the "Committee for industrial policy, transport and fuel and energy complex of the Crimea" Peter Zaporozhets.
“If we analyze what is happening in the Crimean ports - the situation is catastrophic. More than 1,300 people worked in the port of Feodosiya until 2016, today only 400 remained. In Evpatoria 600-700 people worked, currently there are only 136, the port is paralyzed. Except of the Yalta port, no activity is observed.”
Zaporozhets believes that in the current situation the problem of the Crimean ports should be addressed by the Russian Prosecutor's Office.
Earlier, QHA reported that in 2016 the State Border Service of Ukraine recorded 652 foreign vessels entering the ports of the occupied Crimea.
On February 15, People's Deputy of Ukraine Irina Friz announced the need for the Verkhovna Rada to pass a law banning the use of the Crimean ports by the occupation authorities for international transport. The People's Deputy noted that this law will not be able to solve the problem of Russian vessels entering the ports of the occupied Crimea, but it would allow to freely apply the norms of law to vessels that go under the Russian flag and successfully bring them to justice in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.