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Ban on import of old wagons from Russia to come into force on November 20

It was previously planned that this ban would go into action on March 1, 2020
17:34, 6 November 2019

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The government decided that the ban on import of old wagons from Russia will come into force on November 20, 2019. This was reported on the government’s website.

"The government, in particular, has banned the import of old rail wagons from the Russian Federation to Ukraine starting November 20, 2019, not March 1, 2020, as previously anticipated," the statement said.

Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii stated on his Facebook page that after announcing the decision in May, over 3 thousand old Russian wagons were imported to Ukraine.

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"In May 2019, it was decided to impose a ban on the importation of obsolete rolling stock originating from the Russian Federation, which would begin on March 1, 2020. After the announcement of the introduction of the ban, more than 3000 freight wagons of the obsolete park were imported to Ukraine. Today, the Government has decided to impose a ban on the import of such wagons starting November 20, 2019. We must develop our economy, not save the aggressor, "- said Kryklii.

As we reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the attraction of €459 million credit for the development of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) as MP from European Solidarity Oleksiy Hocnharenko reported on Telegram.

It is reported that the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) project provides the creation of the new transport system in the EU territory until 2030. It will connect 94 sea and river ports, 38 international airports and about 15.000 km of high-speed railways.

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