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Russian Railways, Defence Ministry to build railroad section bypassing Ukraine — source

June 30, 2015, 8:40 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The construction works will be performed by the Defence Ministry, while the Russian Railways will act as a customer
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MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. Russian Railways (RZD) and Russia’s Defence Ministry have signed a deal on constructing a two-way electrified railway line bypassing Ukraine, a source in the company told TASS on Tuesday.

Under the deal, which was inked on June 25, the railway line will be built between Zhuravka, in the Voronezh region, and Millerovo, in the Rostov region.

The construction works will be performed by the Defence Ministry, while the Russian Railways will act as a customer.

"This concerns implementing works on the erection of the formation on the section between the 11th and 31st kilometers," the source said.

The document was signed by RZD’s director for complex reconstruction of railways and construction of railway transport facilities, Alexander Butko, and the head of the main department of railroad troops of the Defence Ministry, Lt. Gen. Oleg Kosenkov.

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