KIEV, April 7 Ukraine's ecology and natural
resources minister estimated on Monday that Kiev had lost
natural resources and related assets worth 127 billion hryvnias
($10.8 bln) when Russia annexed the Crimea region.
Andriy Mokhnyk told a news conference that Ukraine intended
to go to court to try to recover the money, his spokeswoman
confirmed. "Ministry staff have assessed the market value of the
resource base for Crimea. According to preliminary estimates, it
was 127 billion hryvnias," he said.
(reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper,
editing by Timothy Heritage)