Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

European Union expands sanctions against Russian Federation for 'election' in Crimea - Poroshenko

Порошенко Совет ЕС ввел санкции против пяти человек из-за выборов президента РФ в Крыму EU sanctions for Russian election in Crimea a signal to those who work with occupiers – Klimkin
Kenny Thornton | 15 May, 2018, 19:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a Kamaz truck across a brand new, controversial bridge to Crimea without wearing a seat belt, which an observer noted is against the law in Russia. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the elections in occupied Crimea is a gross violation of global law and called for increased sanctions pressure on the Kremlin.

A multibillion-dollar bridge between Russian Federation and Crimea, territory annexed by Russian Federation in 2014, will be opened by Vladimir Putin Tuesday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman condemned the project, saying it has damaged the environment and that larger ships will not be able to pass through its ports on the Azov Sea.

The construction and installation of the bridge kicked off in February 2016.

Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II first proposed such a bridge, but the outbreak of World War I prevented it going ahead.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager says club must 'take risks' to improve
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Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, which prompted backlash and sanctions from the West.

On Monday evening Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Kommersant newspaper that it would be "hard to imagine that such a colossal construction project would open without the president".

The automobile track consists of four lanes.

At the other end of the 19-kilometer bridge, in Crimea, Putin attended a brief open air show.

Road authorities have already opened the overpasses leading up to the bridge for drivers and a motorway with a speed limit of around 55 miles per hour will link the Russian and Crimean coastlines. It is also created to withstand ice floes in winter.

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