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Zelensky was asked to resume flights to Russia, launch trains to Crimea

As the author of petition Viktoria Temchenko notes, Ukrainians suffer due to cancellation of air travels most of all, as they cannot visit their families
17:32, 2 August 2019

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Petitions appealing to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky restoration of air travel to the Russian Federation and launch trains to Crimea. Such petitions were published on the official website of the president on July 25, as Strana.ua reports.

As the author of petition Viktoria Temchenko notes, Ukrainians suffer due to cancellation of air travels most of all, as they cannot visit their families.

According to the author of other petition, the resident of Sevastopol Rostyslav Kokhno, it has been almost five and a half years since illegal carriers transport passengers by bus to the administrative border with Crimea and transferring them to another vehicle on the other side. He notes that during this time, people got used to pay a lot and to stand in long lines to see their relatives.

“Every time our officials talk about the status of Crimea, they all say that they will definitely return it, we just have to wait a little more: international sanctions, condemnation by the world community etc...We really need to face it and accept that the return of Crimea is not being done effectively,” the petition reads.

Related: Crimean Prosecutor's Office charges judge with wrongful conviction of Ukrainian journalist

Instead, the petitioner states that one should start from little steps. “There is no need to build new railways for this, as the infrastructure has been established a long time ago. Just one decree to lift the ban and launch the trains before there appears a railway connection through the Crimean bridge, before December 2019. Because if you pull it away, we won't be needed with our trains there anymore.”

As it was reported earlier, the permanent envoy of President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korinevych said Ukraine was doing the right thing that it chose not to supply water to the annexed Crimea and there wouold be no changes on this issue.

Related: Five Crimean Tatars convoyed back to Crimea from Russia

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