Russia strictly watches that functioning of the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation didn't cause damage of safety of Ukraine and didn't infringe upon its interests.
It was declared by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko, making comments on stay of the BSF of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, reports Department of information and MID RF press.
Nesterenko reminded that "Russia pays for stay of the fleet in Ukraine rent". "It occurs in the form of annual write-off of 97,75 million dollars of a public debt of Ukraine in front of the Russian Federation", - he explained.
Besides, Nesterenko noted, "more than 20 thousand locals work at fleet".
"The fleet yields additional revenues in the local budget. Besides, the Russian Federation allocates million dollars for financing of programs of development of settlements where our seamen" settle down, - he added.
"Stay of the Black Sea fleet in Ukraine not only doesn't cause any rejection in local population, but also is welcomed by it", - Nesterenko declared.
"Of Russia are convinced that the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation is a link between the people of Russia and Ukraine, a stabilizing factor in the region", - the representative added the Russian Foreign Ministry.
It is known that the authorities of Sevastopol intend to address to the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Anatoly Serdyukov in connection with growth of a shortage of the BSF enterprises of the Russian Federation in the Pension fund of Ukraine.
Besides, earlier the minister of work and social policy of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova declared that the debt of the BSF enterprises of the Russian Federation to the Pension fund of Ukraine makes 3 million 400 thousand hryvnias.