"Plans to suspend passenger transportation have not been officially confirmed in Kiev or Moscow, however, Ukrainian interlocutors insist that the decision is "actively lobbied" by NSDC (Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Alexander Turchinov and the Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andrey Paruby, whose tough stance supports President Pyotr Poroshenko increasingly frequently," the article notes.
fredag 26. mai 2017
Media: Kiev intends to cancel passenger trains to Russia from July 1
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ukraine plans to stop the railway passenger communication with Russia from July 1, writes the Kommersant newspaper referring to sources in Kiev.
According to a source close to the government of Ukraine, the pretext for this will be the reluctance of Russian Railways "to stop passenger transportation to Russia from the ATO zone and, in particular, from Donetsk, which violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine." Now from Donetsk to Taganrog there is an electric train.
In the state administration of the railway transport "Ukrzaliznytsya" the edition was told that "no decision on this matter has been made at the moment". In turn, the RZD told "Kommersant" that they did not receive any documents from Kiev on the termination of passenger traffic.
DONi News Agency