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Putin opens Kerch Strait Bridge in occupied Crimea
17:09, 15 May 2018

Putin opens Kerch Strait Bridge in occupied Crimea

Russia's president at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge

17:09, 15 May 2018

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin has opened a vehicle part of the bridge over the Kerch Strait that unites annexed Crimea and Krasnodar Krai as Dozhd reported.

Putin at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge.

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The automobile traffic over the bridge will be opened prematurely at 5:30 am, on May 16 (Moscow time).

'The traffic will be opened at both directions simultaneously. It will be able to drive at two lanes in both direction, the maximum speed is 90 kilometers per hour, the stay at the bridge is forbidden', the title noted.

Related: Kerch Strait now a flashpoint for Russian and Ukrainian forces

As we reported Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered to sue Russia for the ecological damage brought by the construction of the bridge over Kerch strait in occupied Crimea.

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch expressed confidence that the ongoing construction of the bridge over Kerch Strait could vastly interfere with Ukraine’s transport connection with international markets.

Related: Ukraine to turn to BSEC if ecological disaster threat due to Kerch bridge is confirmed

The Ukrainian side has withdrawn from the treaty with Russia on the construction of the bridge in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea.

The works on the construction have begun in May 2015, regardless the withdrawal.

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