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Crimea will continue gas production in the Black Sea, said permanent representative

Chernomorneftegaz field in the Black Sea. File photo SIMFEROPOL, June 23 Crimea will continue to develop gas fields in the Black Sea, despite the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the drilling platforms of the Chornomorneftegaz enterprise, the Permanent Representative of the Republic to the President of Russia, Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean Government told RIA Novosti Georgy Muradov.

"Crimeans worked in the fields in the Black Sea and will continue to work. These facilities are our republican property and a source of energy resources needed and in demand for the region and the Russian economy. But the main thing is that Russia will not allow encroachment on the lives of the inhabitants of the Russian Crimea",” Muradov said.

On June 20, the Ukrainian army attacked three Chernomorneftegaz drilling platforms installed at the Odessa field in the Black Sea. In total, there were 109 people on the towers. As a result of the attack, three of them received burns and shrapnel wounds, seven were missing. Personnel were evacuated. According to the Ministry of Defense, as a result of an attack on one of the platforms, a strong fire started and there was a threat of an ecological disaster. Serpentine on the eve of the Ukrainian attack

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