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Irtysh River as a sanctions-busting route China-Russia

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Astana, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) February 26, 2024 – Under pressure from Russia, Kazakhstan is planning a multimodal transit corridor China-Kazakhstan-Russia, using the transboundary Irtysh (Ertis, Irtish) River, which flows through the three countries. The Irtysh is the main tributary of the Ob River and also the longest tributary river in the world. The Irtysh River basin…

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