Poroshenko reacted to the launch of the Kerch bridge

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Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, drawing sanctions and prompting a deterioration in ties with the West.

Another unsuccessful attempt was made in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin.

The EU has imposed a range of sanctions over Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, carried out in retaliation for Ukraine ousting its pro-Russian president in what Russia has condemned as a Western-backed coup.

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Many in Russia saw the bridge as a move toward restoring Moscow's rule over a historically Russian region. "This constitutes another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russian Federation", the European Union said.

"The Russian occupying powers, which have temporarily occupied Crimea, are continuing to act outside global law", Volodymyr told the French news agency.

European Union and United States sanctions have targeted those involved in building the bridge, principally Putin's close ally, businessman Arkady Rotenberg, whose company Stroygazmontazh won the construction contract.

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The peninsula has until now been hard to access from southern Russian Federation with long queues of vehicles often trying to board ferries, which are not always able to run during winter storms. Some Russians are calling it "Putin's bridge", created to link Crimea into Russia's transport network. "Many didn't believe these plans were possible", Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday ahead of the ceremony. A railway bridge is due to be completed by the end of 2019.

"This is an extremely important day from this point of view and in a practical sense and in symbolic terms".

The Soviets managed to finish the bridge in the summer of 1944 using the materials left by the German army, but the bridge was destroyed six months later by ice flows. A connecting highway from Kerch to the regional capital of Simferopol is set for completion in 2020. It is also created to withstand ice floes in winter.

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Putin is known to drive automobiles himself from time to time during working trips about the country.