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Celebrations Greet Moscow-Simferopol Train After Opening Of Bridge To Crimea

Residents of the Crimean city of Simferopol cheered the arrival of a train from Moscow, the first to make that journey since transport links with mainland Ukraine were severed five years ago. As the train arrived early on December 26, local officials thanked Vladimir Putin for the construction of the bridge over the Kerch Strait, which the president had inaugurated earlier this week.

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