Ukraine losing hundreds of billions of dollars over Crimea loss

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crimea mapRussia’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula could cost Kiev hundreds of billions of dollars, Ukraine’s interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday, quoted by Interfax news agency.

Speaking to reporters in Kiev after signing a deal in Brussels on closer ties with the EU, Yatsenyuk said Russia was seizing “dozens of installations” from Ukraine worth “not billions, but hundreds of billions of dollars”.

“Russia can only wait patiently: in the near future the state of Ukraine will be filing complaints before international courts,” he said.

Moscow officially claimed Crimea as its territory on Friday after pro-Russian forces took control of the peninsula last month, in a move Ukraine and the West have denounced as illegal.

Russian-backed leaders in Crimea moved Monday to nationalize assets of Chornomornaftogaz, a unit of Ukraine’s state-owned Naftogaz, in a decision that also included the “continental shelf and exclusive economic zone” in the Black Sea.

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4 responses to “Ukraine losing hundreds of billions of dollars over Crimea loss”

  1. Yatsenyuk, an ethnic Jew, is understandably angry that Kiev will no longer be able to appropriate wealth created in the Crimea. It has been the case for decades now that residents of the Crimea have been cheated by Kiev of needed investments.

    Now that Russia has liberated the peninsula, the infrastructure amongst many things will improve.

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      5thDrawer

      You love the propaganda too. Perhaps now the Tatars are to blame?? Hohohohohohoho
      And who was ‘running’ Kiev from his unique estate??

      1. A corrupt president was replaced by a corrupt junta of ultra-nationalists and Jewish oligarchs. What do you want me to say? I am not a Russian. I have already cited Yatsenyuk and Taruta, but we also have such Jewish heroes of the EU like Kolomoysky, who is an ultra-Zionist.

        Are you the forum Jew perhaps? Unlike the Tartars, the Jews have not yet been deported en masse so as to be insignificant in the region. There was once a man named Uncle Adolf who tried to do something about them, and the Jews are still mad.

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          5thDrawer

          Not a pest, at least, but have Ukrainian friends who are definitely NOT jewish – and like most who escaped (like Lebanese), also know what Russians are capable of.

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