Russia Wants Rail Connection to Occupied Parts of…

Russia plans to open a rail link between the south of the country and occupied territories in eastern Ukraine. The governor in the Russian region of Rostov has said so, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. Rostov borders the Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, also known as the Donbas. The Russian army has brought Luhansk completely under control with the capture of the city of Lischansk last weekend and is now trying to take Donetsk as well. Both Russia and Ukraine suffered heavy losses in the battle for Luhansk, especially during the siege of the twin cities of Lisichiansk and Severodonetsk. Ukrainian troops…

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