17:43 GMT +326 February 2017
    Railway Troops carry out the construction of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway block to bypass Ukraine

    Russian Railway That Bypasses Ukraine Will Be Ready on Time

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    An important Russian railway that completely circumvents Ukrainian territory will be completed by 2017.

    Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said that there are currently over 800 servicemen and about 470 vehicles of the Russian Railway Troops engaged in this monumental construction project. He also added that the soldiers are working double shifts and are doing their utmost to complete the railroad as soon as possible.

    Railway Troops carry out the construction of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway block to bypass Ukraine
    © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich
    Railway Troops carry out the construction of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway block to bypass Ukraine

    The new 122.5 kilometers long double-track railway will link Russia’s Rostov and Voronezh regions completely bypassing Ukraine’s territory thus making it independent from Kiev’s whims.

    The ongoing hostilities in Ukraine made railway freight shipping through the country’s eastern regions a rather risky business and forced Moscow to devise alternative means of delivering cargo to the southern regions of Russia and beyond.

    Following the reunification of Crimea with Russia in March 2014 and the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis later last year, Moscow's relations with Ukraine deteriorated. Kiev has blamed Russia for interfering in its internal affairs, allegations Moscow had repeatedly denied.


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      Following the reunification of Crimea with Russia in March 2014 and the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis later last year, Moscow's relations with Ukraine deteriorated. Kiev has blamed Russia for interfering in its internal affairs, allegations Moscow had repeatedly denied.
      I think it's more accurate to mention the violent coup and present the whole picture. I know everything can't be covered, but it's a NATO propaganda tactic to say it all started with Crimea.
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      Good .... Ha ha to the kiev NAZI'
    • FlorianGeyer
      If this project was typical of a US scheme it would have cost hundreds of billions of dollars more and the Private Contractors ( cronies of the American Elite) would have skimmed billions of the bill to pay for their large floating palaces filled with children to satisfy their demonic lust.

      Russia just gets the job done quickly with men it is already paying in the military that also acts as training far more valuable than any exercise.
      Well done Russia.
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      armorin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      FlorianGeyer, you pointed out something very important: Russia does things on a low profile, without trumpets and drums like you know who...
      Russia will also be a great Teacher !!
    • Baybars
      @ FB, Anders Nielsen, I wish I were dumb enough to have a FB account and I could respond directly to your rant. You are really pissing me off, buddy.

      At what time or times have Russia vetoed anything from the International Observers? Please list references we can check. Also regarding the removal of industrial equipment, are you not confusing the actions of your other hero, Turkey when they stole entire factories and hospitals from Syria?

      Once again, please provide references for your accusations or be quiet.
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      Ukraine loses again.
    • Ingimundarin reply toBaybars(Show commentHide comment)
      Baybars, You got him!
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      Not like other 'ugly stepchildren' (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) left on Europe's doorsteps, this one (Ukraine) will be left there, too. But unlike the aforementioned, this one's bastard father(s) will be easily identified when it is lying there wrapped in the the rags of the Union Jack, the Stars and Stripes and the tricolors of the French and the Germans.
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      Too bad Ukrainians can't see that their biggest, worst enemy--the entity destroying their country--is the Outlaw US Empire, not Russia.
    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
      The kiev puppets are losing it again..
    • Ann
      Personally, I love reading about instances when Russia kicks porky and erdogan in the nutz.
    • Ann in reply toMitach2002(Show commentHide comment)
      Mitach2002, Perhaps they'll have to "hit bottom" before the people will wise up...
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      michaelin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      Florian, don't forget they probably would have started with one gauge at one end and another gauge at the other! :)
    • Baybarsin reply toIngimundar(Show commentHide comment)
      Ingimundar, Forgive my outburst. I do not suffer fools well.
    • Baybarsin reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
      sixpack6t9, Sounds like roller derby to me
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      Ooooops Now the ukranians are gonna be furious again. Like they are because the power now runs in Crimea. LMAO Better watch out now.
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      The one Who knows
      Russia has its pain threshold sooooo high after communism that this factor is overlook by the US – they simply cannot understand that. But all empires fell due to bankruptcy and nothing else - look independenttrader.org/ukraine-who-is-the-aggressor-russia-or-nato.html
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