China opts out of constructing a sea port in Crimea

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Chinese investors are going to build a deep-water sea port in the territory of the Mainland Ukraine instead of Crimea.

This was announced by the Ambassador of Ukraine to China Oleh Dyomin.

“The investors, who wanted to build a sea port in Crimea first, have publicly stated that they will not deal with the puppet power of the occupied peninsula and will not start the project there. Instead, they have intention to build such a port on the Mainland Ukraine,” said the Ambassador.

According to him, “a very large survey work have been already done, there are a lot of options”, and the further matter depends on the Ukrainian side. “Ukraine must say whether the country is in need of this port or not. Kyiv is still thinking about,” said Dyomin.

It is a reminder that a memorandum of cooperation in a deep-water port and an industrial zone construction in Crimea was signed during the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s visit to China on December 5, 2013. The estimated cost of the project was 3 billion US dollars followed by a possible increase up to 10 billion US dollars. However, the circumstances have changed after the annexation of the peninsula.

Then the occupation authorities spread the information that the Chinese investors had allegedly relaunched the interrupted negotiations on construction of the port in Crimea after Putin’s visit to China.

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