The Ukrainian government will offer Moldova to construct the bridge over Dnister river not far from the town of Yampil, Vinnytsia region, southwestern Ukraine. The Cabinet's press service reported that on Tuesday.
'The local authorities of Vinnytsia region came up with the initiative to build the bridge over Dnister river to Moldova - as the shortest way from the Baltic States to the Balkans. This project is economically beneficial not only for Ukraine and Moldova, but also the entire EU. SO the Ukrainian government intends to make a proposal to the Moldovan side - to sign the respective intergovernmental agreement in the near future, and to begin the construction process', the message says.
The press service added that the direct shortest way from the Baltic States to Bucharest, Sofia, Athens or Istanbul lies across Kyiv and Kishinev. In turn, the shortest way from Kyiv to Kishinev lies across Yampil.
'However, the connection between the two European countries in the borderline areas near the towns of Yampil and Koseuts on the 100-kilometers-long distance is still provided by ferry. That is way out of date, and does not meet the requirements of the time and the actual needs of the states. The construction of the said bridge is mentioned in the Transport Strategy of Ukraine until 2030', Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion said as quoted by his press service.