Russia "wraps" on Ukraine
The Russian Railways Corporation has launched a new rail link today linking the cities of Rostov to the Russian Don and Voronezh instead of a line connecting them through Ukraine, the Interfax news agency reported.
"Our firm in Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh districts has completed all construction work in the project of connecting the cities of Rostov and Voronezh with an electrified railway in two directions without passing through Ukrainian territory," a spokesman for the Russian Railways Corporation said. , Including 15 stations, as well as some 100 pedestrian crossings, tunnels and bridges.
The train traffic through the new railway will gradually increase, and the Russian Ministry of Transport is currently working on the development of railway facilities and increasing the number of trains it will use, the source added.
In this regard, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov announced earlier today that the railway will allow as soon as possible to completely abandon the need to cross the Russian trains linking Rostov and Voronezh territory of Ukraine.
It should be noted that the Russian Ministry of Defense had provided the railway company with sufficient manpower and heavy equipment to complete the railway project as soon as possible, and to abandon any dependence on Ukraine, which has been the ruling junta is taking everything that would hit relations with Russia .
The deterioration of the relations between Kiev and Moscow against the backdrop of the return of the Crimea to Russia, and support for Moscow to the south-eastern regions of Ukraine, which declared autonomy by one, concluded the imposition of Kiev a series of sanctions against Russia, including the entry of Russian males under the age of 60 years to Ukraine Call.
Kiev also imposed a number of restrictions on trade and transport, and suspended air traffic with Russia, which according to various statistics of Ukrainian, Russian and foreign led to a sharp decline in all Ukrainian economic indicators.
The latest polls in Ukraine revealed the readiness of two-thirds of citizens to go out to the street and demand the departure of power against the background of the deteriorating economic situation and the disruption of cooperative and economic relations between their country and Russia, which was the first trading partner of Ukraine before the crisis.