Kiev Central railway vassalboro: stringer / RIA Novosti
Ukraine can not afford to sever the railway communication with Russia. That opinion has been shared by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the TV channel “Nash” on Saturday, July 13.
According to him, due to the fact that the country has a transit obligations to the European Union. “To break at one point between Ukraine and Russia, including rail, when there is transit of goods in the European Union, ( … ), we just can’t,” he explained.
At the same time, he added, the resumption of air links between the countries of the question. He also called Russia an enemy.
On 10 July it was reported that the train Kyiv — Moscow for five months of 2019 has become the most profitable for the “Ukrainian Railways” (JSC “Ukrzaliznytsya”). Moscow direction brought the company 117,7 million (290 million), while the five most profitable domestic routes in total, earned 101 million (251 million rubles).
On 3 April Ukraine stopped the irregular flights from the UK in addition to the ban on regular flights, established in 2015. Rail service on similar routes is valid; however, the number of passenger trains has decreased significantly. In addition, the Ukrainian side has repeatedly stated its intention to impose a ban on all rail and bus service between the two countries. In 2018, the leadership of “Ukrzaliznytsia” stated that every year the number of passengers from Ukraine to Russia, is declining.
Video, photo All from Russia.