Transit traffic between Ukraine and Russia fell by five times – uz

Транзитные перевозки между Украиной и РФ упали в пять раз - Укрзализныця

Ukraine freight behind Russia, Canada and the USA

Export and import operations allowed in/from Russia decreased several times since the beginning of hostilities.

Transit between Russia and the Ukraine with 2012 decreased by more than five times. This was stated by acting head of Ukrzaliznytsia Evgeny Kravtsov Radio NV.

“Export-import operations permitted in/from Russia decreased several times since the beginning of hostilities. If we talk about transit, they with 2012 decreased by more than five times,” he said, adding that most of Russia is imported, predominantly coal, construction materials.

The head of Ukrzaliznytsia”said that the loss of the transit company is a disadvantage, because such transportation provides more revenue than the internal “transaction Costs, mainly in the four times more expensive than internal.”

“Today, we have communication with Russia, but passenger traffic decreases from year to year. The loss of transit, not only from Russia but also from Central Asia, due to restrictions from the Russian Federation and in other directions, is a very important economic issue for the smooth operation of Ukrzaliznytsia. And the funds shortfall for the transit, they must be received in the domestic market. For this it is necessary to raise tariffs in the internal market”, – added Kravtsov.

Recall that in mid-August, the Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that the Ministry of infrastructure intends to stop passenger rail transportation to/from Russia.

Later in Kiev said that I also want to stop bus service of the Russian Federation.

 

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