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Russian Armed Forces denied the claim environmentalists.
The lawsuit asked the Union Environment to prohibit the construction of ports in Imeretinskoy depressions.
Supreme Court of Russia declared today a legitimate program of construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics will take place.
International Socio-Ecological Union has requested to prohibit the construction of two cargo ports in Imeretinskoy lowlands, because they believed it could lead to degradation of natural ecological systems, modification, or destruction of the genetic stock of plants and animals.
Imeretinskaya depression is specially protected natural areas, as well as one of the ornithological areas in Russia. This places the birds stop during flights. There are generally rare and relict plant species, listed in the Red Book.
defendant in the suit - the Ministry of Economic Development - did not dispute that, in connection with the construction of ports will damage the environment. "Any building associated with the damage. We live in a civilized world, and are causing harm to the environment ...".
According to the Prosecutor General, the claim is not subject to the satisfaction of environmentalists, as well as during the design of the ports was carried out state ecological expertise, which gave a positive conclusion.