Kiev Plans To Reopen Passenger Traffic Between Ukraine and Crimea
Sept. 30, 2019 (EIRNS)—Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladislav Krikliy announced plans to resume regular passenger traffic to Crimea and will issue a tender for transport operators. In July, during Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s trip to the Kherson Region, he ordered the construction of checkpoints on the border with Crimea to be completed by December 2019.
These plans to resume passenger traffic with Crimea will be for the benefit of the Ukraine and Russian Crimean citizens, but first the Ukrainian authorities need to restore infrastructure on the border, First Deputy Parliament Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Efim Fix told TASS on Sept. 29. “If they make this decision and both countries approve of it, this will do good. Relations between Ukraine and Russia will start mending,” he said.