More than 40 long-distance trains are resuming their operation and departing from Ukraine today. They cover Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Sumy, as well as the unoccupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii.
"Today at 6:12 am the first passenger train left Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky station after quarantine in the direction of Kyiv-Kostiantynivka. In total, over 40 long-distance trains will depart today and their list will be expanded," the Minister said.
Also, as of June 1, 439 suburban trains resumed their operation in Kharkiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Odesa, Donetsk, Luhansk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, and partly in Khmelnytsky regions. In the same regions, according to the decisions of their regional commissions on technogenic and ecological safety and emergencies, the interregional bus transportation has been launched. "As for other regions, we are waiting for a decision from their regional commissions on the possibility of easing quarantine and resuming communication," the Minister explained.
In addition, a railway connection with Western Ukraine will be opened on June 4. 6 long-distance trains will start operating. These are trains №1/2 Ivano-Frankivsk-Kostiantynivka, №7/8 and №749-750 Kyiv-Ivano-Frankivsk, №29/30 Kyiv-Uzhhorod, №98/97 Kovel-Kyiv and №772/771 Khmelnytsky-Kyiv.
"We are also actively working on launching air transportation, both domestic and international. The most popular foreign destinations are Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Montenegro and Georgia. I will announce more precise data in the near future," Vladyslav Kryklii summed up.