The situation in the Far East "is under control and the cyclones and snowfalls are removing to the north, to Kamchatka. The situation there does not cause alarm," said the regional centre of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. In all, 357 experts and 136 items of special equipment are involved in the liquidation of the consequences of heavy snowfalls. The traffic remains blocked at the car-ferry from the continental port of Vanino to the island port of Kholmsk (Sakhalin's south). The railway transport is functioning everywhere and most airports are open.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed