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Occupants in Crimea connect Kerch and Simferopol with highway

The route is being built to Sevastopol, its total length will be 280 km
11:48, 1 January 2019
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Federal ‘Tavrida’ highway started functioning in the occupied Crimea, it connected the Kerch Strait and Simferopol, TASS reports. 

On December 31, the 70-kilometer highway between Kerch and Batalne village near Feodosia was commissioned. 

Thus, the drivers can now use two-lane motorway of 190 kilometers long from Kerch to Simferopol.  

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The route is being built to Sevastopol, its total length will be 280 km. The completion of the construction scheduled for December 2020. At the same time, they are broadening the road, it will become four-lane highway with time.  

The speed limit on the open area of the ‘Tavrida’ is set to 60 km/h. Two years after setting the road into operation, the maximum speed rate on the section from Kerch to Sevastopol will 90 km/h.   

The highway construction was initiated in 2017, the Russian Federation allocated two billion dollars from the budget for it. 

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As we reported earlier, Russia finished works on building up the fence on the administrative border with annexed Crimea.

It became known that Russia wanted to build up forced entry-resistant construction in November 2017. Russian Security Service reported on the end of the construction on December 28. The representatives of the service stated that there are several hundreds of sensors of various action types.

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The occupation authorities stated that in such a way they are trying to provide security on the peninsula.

In his turn, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak stated that the construction of the fence was a “quite weird” decision, as Crimea is a peninsula and there are many entries to it.

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