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Passenger traffic between Ukraine, Russia decreased by 64% in five years

The general decrease of railway passenger traffic makes 1,3 million of people
13:46, 9 April 2019

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The general decrease of the railway passenger traffic at the direction Ukraine-Russia for five years makes almost 64% as UNN news agency reported citing Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine's railway state company.

According to Ukrzaliznytsia, 2,2 million of passengers traveled at the direction Ukraine-Russia in 2014 and there were 772,900 passengers at this direction in 2018. It is less for 1,4 million or by 64,3%.

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2,1 million passengers used Russia-Ukraine direction in 2014, while only 760,300 passengers used it in 2018. Thus, the total decrease in passenger traffic in the direction Russia-Ukraine makes 1,3 million or 63,7%.

On April 3, 2019, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers banned irregular direct flights with the Russian Federation. 

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Earlier Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Omelyan reported that Ukrzaliznytsia would reduce the number of trains to Moscow and other Russian cities twice.

Also, Omelyan claimed he signed a "historical document" concerning the restriction of the traffic with Russia. Transport Ministry of Russia has worked out the parcel of the responsive measure in the case Ukraine cancels the railway and bus traffic with Russia.

 

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