Omeljan: Half bus transportation in Ukraine illegally

Омелян: Половина автобусных перевозок в Украине нелегальны

The Ministry of infrastructure have been documented cases where criminal groups have covered the bus trip from Ukraine to Russia.

At least half of the bus transportation is carried out without proper documents, told journalists the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“Now focus on eliminating the “black carrier”. This applies not only to the Russian direction, but also the whole Ukraine”, – he said.

“According to our estimates, at least 50% of all bus services in “grey” or “black” zone, that is, companies or carriers do not have any documents, or the rights to carry people, converted buses with gross violations of safety”, – said Omeljan.

The Minister added that this week during his working trip to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions were fixed many facts of the “black” carriers.

According to him, there were cases, when “openly criminal groups” cover a trip to Russia.

“Of course, this will have a corresponding reaction on the part of the Ministry of infrastructure jointly with law enforcement, Public security in transport”, – said Omeljan.

We will remind that lately in Ukraine there have been a number of accidents involving buses. From July 23 began a series of preventive measures “Carrier”.