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Russia: Construction of railway bypassing Ukraine officially gets underway01:54

Russia: Construction of railway bypassing Ukraine officially gets underway

Russian Federation, Voronezh Region
August 5, 2016 at 18:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Dmitri Bulgakov officially opened the construction works that will lay a new railway line that is set to bypass Ukraine and connect Crimea with the rest of Russia, Friday.

The ceremony was held in the Voronezh region with Bulgakov handing out awards to the military personnel who have distinguished themselves.

Deputy Defence Minister reported that the construction of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway line had started and "is due to be completed by 2017."

The Zhuravka-Millerovo railway is set to connect northern Russia with the south-eastern cities of Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don.

The 130 kilometre (80 miles) long section starts in the town of Zhuravka in the Voronezh region and extends to Millerovo in the Rostov region.

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Russian Deputy Defence Minister Dmitri Bulgakov officially opened the construction works that will lay a new railway line that is set to bypass Ukraine and connect Crimea with the rest of Russia, Friday.

The ceremony was held in the Voronezh region with Bulgakov handing out awards to the military personnel who have distinguished themselves.

Deputy Defence Minister reported that the construction of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway line had started and "is due to be completed by 2017."

The Zhuravka-Millerovo railway is set to connect northern Russia with the south-eastern cities of Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don.

The 130 kilometre (80 miles) long section starts in the town of Zhuravka in the Voronezh region and extends to Millerovo in the Rostov region.