The operation aimed at removing the sunken Kaunas bulk-carrier from theNeva river waterway is expected to be completed in late September, PressSecretary of the Volga River Steamship Company Natalya Vinogradova reportedto RosBusinessConsulting. She was quoted as saying next week the entirecargo is expected to be lifted from the sunken ship. The amount of lossincurred to the steamship company was not disclosed. As it was reportedearlier, the Kaunas bulk-carrier, which was constructed in 1957 and ownedby the Volga River Steamship Company, crashed into a column of the Liteynybridge and sank in the Neva at the depth of 11.3 meters on August 16, 2002.The ship stemmed the waterway, which currently prevents navigation on theNeva river..
Putin said that NATO increased its military personnel by 10,000 people in the areas where NATO troops should not even be in accordance with key documents
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