Putin Says He Needs Someone to Hang If Crimea Link Not Built

  • President complains nobody wants to be responsible for project
  • Link from Crimea to Russia is `historical mission,' Putin says

Vladimir Putin meets with construction workers on the construction site of a bridge across the Strait of Kerch, on March 18. The Russian government plans to build a bridge linking mainland Russia to Crimea.

Photographer: Metzel Mikhail/TASS via ZUMA Press

President Vladimir Putin said he wants to identify an official who can be hanged if a road leading to a new bridge that will link Crimea to Russia isn’t built, as he complained that nobody wants to take charge of the project.

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