15 November, Russian Railways launched the first passenger train on the rail road to bypass Ukraine.
As reported RIA Novosti, the double-track electrified line in the zhuravka – Millerovo began in 2014 after the occupation of the Crimea and part of Donbass. The track-laying completed in August, and the movement was planned to begin in the fall.
The first bypass Ukraine will be the train from Moscow to Kislovodsk, Anapa, Novorossiysk, Adler and back, two-storey structure from St. Petersburg to Adler and back.
The project maximum speed for passenger trains is 140 kilometers per hour.
Download directions in the summer, as planned, will be up to 190 trains a day, most of which is passenger trains of distant following.
The cost of building the railroad zhuravka – Millerovo to bypass Ukraine was estimated at about $ 56 billion.
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions.
After the capture of the Crimea Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine has continued in the Donbas region, where Moscow has created terrorist organizations DNR and LNR, seized with the support of the Russian part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Both organizations are funded and maintained by Russia, where, among other things, the terrorists are getting fighters, trainers, and heavy equipment, weapons, ammunition, and fuel.