Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersUkraine accused Russia on Wednesday of looting two of its oil rigs after Crimea-based oil and gas firm Chornomornaftogaz moved the equipment off the coast of the annexed peninsula into Russian waters.
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine last year and the loss of the peninsula’s valuable energy assets has been a particular sore point for cash-strapped Kiev given a long-running energy dispute between the two countries.
On Monday Chornomornaftogaz said it had moved the two rigs, worth 25 billion roubles ($357 million), into Russian territorial waters due to the “the complicated international situation (and) risk of losing vital assets.”
While Ukraine had …read more
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