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Infrastructure Ministry currently estimates losses of port infrastructure at tens of billions of hryvnias

KYIV. May 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Today, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine estimates the losses of port infrastructure from the war with the Russian Federation at tens of billions of hryvnias, but the exact figure will be given only after gaining access to all infrastructure, which is currently located in the temporarily occupied territory.

"The most damaged infrastructure in the Mariupol seaport, there is also damaged infrastructure in the Berdiansk seaport, in the Olvia port, there is some damage in the Chornomorsk seaport, the Mykolaiv seaport. But we cannot say exactly the number of damage in ports not controlled by us, as it is necessary to gain access to this infrastructure. However, even today we understand that we are talking about tens of billions of hryvnias, but we will be able to fix the exact figure when we get access to this infrastructure," Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov said during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center on Friday.

He noted that today the seaports of Mariupol, Berdiansk, Skadovsk and Kherson, which are located in the temporarily occupied territory, are closed.

"As for the ports of Pivdenny, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Chornomorsk and Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, shipping from these ports is impossible from February 24, so they work exclusively with cargo and fleet, which as of February 24 was already under processing. This is 20% activity compared to peacetime," the deputy minister said.

According to him, the Danube ports (Ust-Danube, Izmail and Reni) operate in the usual mode.