Kiev claims environmental damage in Crimea, extra sanctions against Russia must be imposed


December 12, 2017 – FRN – 

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RIA News  – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

“Ukraine’s intention to investigate the construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait, jointly with Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania and Turkey, as well as calls for new sanctions, are a continuation of anti-Russian hysteria,” State Duma deputy Vladislav Ganzhara said in an interview.

The parliamentarian stressed that the construction work was carried out “at an accelerated pace,” and all the efforts of the Ukrainian authorities aimed at disrupting the project were unsuccessful.

“This statement by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine shows that the Kiev regime is in real agony,” he said. The deputy added that such statements hurt the image of Ukraine.

“Kiev continues its anti-Russian hysteria, once again exposing itself in the international arena in a bad light, but we do not pay attention to it,” he said.

“The Kiev regime itself is to blame, that it drove itself into such an extremely unfavorable situation for them, instead of solving internal political and economic contradictions, Ukraine is trying to harm our country,” the parliamentarian concluded.

Earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, announced his intention to establish a joint investigation team of the countries of the Black Sea region – Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine – to investigate possible environmental violations during the construction of the bridge to the Crimea. He also announced the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia because of the project.

Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels. If you like her work, you can support her Patreon here.

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