The Russian occupiers have launched another test train from the port of Mariupol to the Mariupol-Sortuvalnyi railway station.

Petro Andriuschenko, an aide to the mayor of Mariupol, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

"It is a 'pilot' for now, but the intentions are clear. It is also being reported that the construction of a railway bridge near Hranitne is almost completed. To solve the problem of a damaged crusher in Hranitne, gravel is being delivered from Rozivka, Zaporizhia region. In addition, the logistics stage is undercut by a possible break in construction," he said.

According to Andriuschenko, the construction is expected to be completed in the second half of May.

As reported earlier, the seaport of Mariupol, temporarily occupied by Russia, handled 65 ships in 2023. This is ten times more than the number of ships that entered the port in 2022.

Last year, it was reported that the Russians and their collaborators shipped 115,000 tons of cargo stolen from the temporarily occupied territories through the port of Mariupol in January-October 2023. It was stated that the port handled eight ships in October 2023 alone, transshipping 21,600 tons of cargo, including 3,500 tons of construction materials delivered to Mariupol by the Russians. The rest of the cargo was probably stolen from Ukraine.