The occupants entrusted the special units with the Russia’s Navy to protect the Kerch bridge, which is currently under construction in Crimea.
The Defense Ministry will be also in charge of the safety of the works conducted, reported Crimean News citing the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet (1991-1992), Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy (1992-1999), Admiral Igor Kasatonov.
So far, the Novorossiysk base is to deal with the protection and defense issues. In the future, the protection of the bridge will be entrusted to the special units, the fleet will be responsible for the sea security, said Kasatonov.
The Stroygazmontazh Company, owned by a Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, has been earmarked funds from the state budget for the construction of the Kerch Bridge.