SIMFEROPOL, June 20. /TASS/. Production was suspended at a gas rig platform located on the continental shelf of the Black Sea near Odessa following Ukraine’s attack, but a man-made catastrophe was averted, a Russian senator told TASS.
"The deposit was saved and the man-made catastrophe was averted," Olga Kovitidi, a senator from Crimea, said, adding that production had been put on hold.
Ukraine delivered a strike at the drilling rigs operated by the Crimea-based oil and gas company Chernomorneftegaz. According to Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, 108 people were at the platform at that moment.