: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Amid Western Condemnation, Putin Opens Crimea Bridge to Rail Traffic

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday took part in a ceremony officially opening a controversial bridge from mainland Russia to the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula to rail traffic.Kyiv, the United States, and European Union have condemned Russia’s construction of the bridge, calling it a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, with the Western powers imposing sanctions on firms associated with the building of the 19-kilometer long structure.Flanked by local government officials, Putin thanked the workers for their efforts to build “this huge project,” in a ceremony broadcast live on state-run Russian TV.In November, the privately owned Grand Service Express railway company announced that …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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