OREANDA-NEWS  Crimea has begun assessing the damage caused by the transport and financial blockade imposed by Ukraine, the head of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, said on the Telegram channel.

"Our working group has also started calculating the damage caused by the transport and financial blockades of the republic," Konstantinov wrote.

In particular, according to him, the preliminary amount of damage caused to Crimea as a result of the transport blockade, including the cost of repairing the Crimean and Chongar bridges, may reach 1 billion 149 million rubles. According to the financial blockade, this figure currently amounts to about 38 billion rubles.

In addition, according to him, rice farms, created after the start of water supply through the North Crimean Canal and affected by the explosion of the dam of the Kakhovskaya HPP, also intend to file their claims.

"They are provided with all the necessary methodological assistance," Konstantinov stressed.

Crimea became a Russian region in March 2014 following a referendum following a coup in Ukraine. In the 2014 referendum, 96.77% of voters in Crimea and 95.6% in Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its temporarily occupied territory, many Western countries support Kiev on this issue. For its part, the Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the residents of Crimea voted for reunification with Russia democratically, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the issue of Crimea is "finally closed."