Ukraine considers stopping bus transportation to Russia

Following large-scale restrictions on railway transit with Russia, representatives of the Ukrainian president in the annexed Crimea offered to stop bus transportation service as well, according to First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Izet Gdanov, RBC-Ukraine reports.

He stated that the Office of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea supports the initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure to end railway communication with the Russian Federation. Additionally, Gdanov talked about the initiative to completely abandon bus transportation to and from Russia.

“We are practically in a state of war, and Russia is the aggressor,” he said.

In turn, the permanent representative of the president in the Crimea, Boris Babin, noted that there are a lot of trains running from Ukrainian cities to the capital of Russia, but, for example, there are not enough trains going to Vadim station in Kherson region.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan announced severe restrictions on transport communication with Russia. Later, he specified that the restriction does not apply to rail freight transport, which is regulated by Ukraine’s obligations under the World Trade Organization.


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