Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine could not break the railway communication with Russia because of its obligations to the European Union. He stated this on Ukraine TV channel.
“We simply cannot break at one moment the communication between Ukraine and Russia, including the railway one, when goods transit to the European Union, and we have international obligations to the EU as part of, including by the Association Agreement,” Groysman said.
According to Ukrzaliznytsia, Moscow has been the most profitable destination in international passenger traffic over the years.
As it was reported earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia reduces the number of trains to Moscow and other Russian cities twice as Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said.
Also, Omelyan claimed he signed a "historical document" concerning the restriction of the traffic with Russia.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.
In April 2018, Ukraine's MFA head Klimkin stated 3 million Ukrainians live in Russia.