Russia seizes 90 percent of fishery resources of Ukraine

Russia seizes 90 percent of fishery resources of Ukraine

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The Russian Federation seized 90% of fishery resources of Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea.Andrey Kravchenko, the vice-chairman oftheStateAgency of Fishing Agricultureof Ukraine, stated liveon"Radio Krym.Realii".
"Fishingin the Black Sea ranged from 40 to 50 thousand tons before theannexation of Crimea, but with regard to recent events a part offisheries left at the occupied territory. We lost about 90% ofrecoverable reserves in the Black Sea and also access to the resources,household, and vessels which left at the occupied territory," the official said.

Fishingbecameveryimportantinthe Azov Seafor Ukraine in suchconditions,thevice-chairman oftheStateAgency of Fishing Agricultureof Ukrainenoted.
"Our business entitiescaught more than 37 thousand tons in the Azov Sea in 2018. It's pretty large quantity which partially maintains the food security of thecountry," Kravchenkoconcluded.
Reportedly, Russia occupiedtheAutonomousRepublic of Crimea in 2014.
TheVerkhovnaRada of Ukraine officially proclaimed February 20, 2014, as a day of a temporary start of the occupation ofCrimea and Sevastopol by Russia.
The main international organizations, including theUN General Assembly, condemned actions ofRussia, called theannexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Sanctions have been imposed against the Russian Federation.

Arbitral tribunal at the Hague inMayof 2018 ruled that the Russian Federation has to compensate a number of Ukranian companies for annexation of Crimea. 18 Ukrainiancompaniesand one individualsuedRussia.
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