Secret Talks: Russia and China Plan Underwater Tunnel

Russian and Chinese economic leaders are apparently conducting confidential discussions about the potential construction of an underwater tunnel that would connect Russia to the internationally disputed, annexed Crimea.

This information comes from reports by the “Washington Post,” which cites intercepted communications from Ukrainian security services. It appears Russia aims to create a protected transport route shielded against possible attacks from Ukraine. The talks are said to have been initiated due to increasing Russian security concerns regarding the Crimea Bridge, as reported by the German news website Although this bridge serves as a critical logistical link for the Russian military, it has been attacked multiple times by Ukraine. The report emphasizes that the negotiations highlight Russia’s determination to maintain control over Crimea.

In the past nine years, Russia has transformed Crimea into a heavily fortified military bastion, considered a key base in the conflict against Ukraine. The militarization of the peninsula is currently reaching new heights. For months, the Russian military has been conducting intensive missile strikes against Ukraine from Crimea, as reported by the German news website

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin in Patriot Park (2018-09-19) 02.jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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