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Kiev does not intend to stop railway communication with Russia


The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladislav Krikliy stated that Kiev does not intend to stop railway communication with Russia, reports UNIAN.

“If a decision is made at the highest political level that we will isolate ourselves, then this will be reported separately until this message is closed,” Krikli said, noting the existence of obligations to the World Trade Organization (WTO), where this transit is provided.

According to him, the railway connection between the countries brought to the Ukrainian budget 3 billion hryvnias ($ 120 million) of tax revenues in 2018.

If it is limited, transportation along routes will be carried out through third countries that will profit from this.

Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko admitted the possibility of restoring railway communication with areas of the Donbass not controlled by Kiev.

In July, petitions appeared on the website of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky asking them to resume flights between Ukraine and Russia and to return the opportunity to travel by train to Crimea .

The deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladislav Ganzhara, commenting on the petition, said that "the transport network was not broken on our initiative, it was a political decision of the Ukrainian authorities."

Source: russiart

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