2014 November 24
(Deputy Minister of Transport Victor Olersky - On necessity to build shallow-water icebreakers )
- Shipping is going up in the Azov and Caspian seas, icebreakers are in demand and will be in demand further on but their capacity is not sufficient. When elaborating the financial model we should note that icebreakers can be built at the expense of investors alone but the cost of services will be very high. So the resources of the federal budget should be used for the construction as well.