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Russia: Crimean PM Aksenov and Putin discuss Kerch Strait bridge01:35

Russia: Crimean PM Aksenov and Putin discuss Kerch Strait bridge

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 20, 2016 at 14:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksenov in Moscow, Saturday. Putin expects that the launch date for the second phase of the Kerch Strait power bridge will be commissioned by May 1 or maybe a "little earlier."

Commenting on the second phase of the bridges launch date, Putin stated: "I think that colleagues will deal with this situation by May 1, for sure, or perhaps earlier." Aksenov had told Putin that the first stage of the bridge's construction had been completed three weeks early.

The first line of the power bridge to Crimea was launched at the start of December 2015. Energy supplies were cut to Crimea after four power lines were blown up in the Ukrainian region of Kherson on November 22 in an apparent act of sabotage. It is not yet known who was behind the attack.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksenov in Moscow, Saturday. Putin expects that the launch date for the second phase of the Kerch Strait power bridge will be commissioned by May 1 or maybe a "little earlier."

Commenting on the second phase of the bridges launch date, Putin stated: "I think that colleagues will deal with this situation by May 1, for sure, or perhaps earlier." Aksenov had told Putin that the first stage of the bridge's construction had been completed three weeks early.

The first line of the power bridge to Crimea was launched at the start of December 2015. Energy supplies were cut to Crimea after four power lines were blown up in the Ukrainian region of Kherson on November 22 in an apparent act of sabotage. It is not yet known who was behind the attack.

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