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Putin, opens, Russian, rail route, Crimea

Putin opens Russian rail route to annexed Crimea

12 December, 2019 11:39 pm 11:39 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) –President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened a rail route linking Russia’s two biggest cities to Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and said it proved that the country could deliver on giant infrastructure projects. Putin inaugurated the passenger service by personally taking a train across the road and rail bridge which … Read More

Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

01 January, 2019 11:52 am 11:52 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry said on Monday, with a rescue operation still underway. The ministry said earlier on Monday that crew members were jumping into the sea to escape the … Read More

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

10 October, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov turned up at the college in the city of … Read More