The tunnel to Crimea is completed: Putin starts with occupation?

They formed a "consortium" for that purpose, writes The Washington Post.
The Washington Post cites intercepted emails provided to the newspaper by unnamed Ukrainian officials.
The paper said it had confirmed the authenticity of the messages, citing company registration documents that showed a Russian-Chinese consortium had recently been established in Crimea that included individuals mentioned in the emails.
"The negotiations, which included meetings in late October, were prompted by growing Russian concerns about the security of the 11-mile-long bridge across the Kerch Strait," the text said.
An email circulating among consortium officials in recent weeks referred to meetings with Chinese delegates in Crimea. China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is described in one of them, dated October 4, as "ready to ensure the construction of railway and road projects of any complexity in the Crimea region."
CRCC is a state-owned company that has built many of China's most significant road and rail networks and has developed extensive ties with Russia in recent years through projects including the expansion of the Moscow Metro system due for completion in 2021.
Vladimir Kalyuzhny, a Russian businessman listed as the consortium's chief executive officer, dismissed the question, then said he would not give any information to "hostile media" and abruptly ended the conversation. His response contradicted the way in which the proposal appeared in an internal email.
In a message sent last month to a Russian official who is one of the main representatives of Crimea in Moscow, Kalyuzhny said he had "a letter from our Chinese partners about the readiness of one of the largest companies in China, CRCC, to participate as a general...

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