Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

An empty railway station is seen in Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs service said automobiles also were blocked at two of the three crossing points on the isthmus leading to Crimea, but traffic resumed in late afternoon. (AP Photo/Anton Volk)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday.

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