“Ukrzaliznytsya” has nothing to do with “letters” who allegedly offered to sign the conductors of the trains against the ban of passenger traffic with Russia. This was stated by acting head of the Board of UZ Evgeny Kravtsov in an interview with “Hromadske”.
“It can only be some personal initiative of certain people, not even sure what the conductors. By “Ukrzaliznytsya” any centralized action regarding this never was and never can be, in principle. We are ready to comply with all decisions made at the state level, we have a very strict discipline,” he said.
He also said that the issue of transport communication with other countries is not a competence of the BONDS, it only performs the tasks. The question of the prohibition of railway transport of the Russian Federation, the official expressed conviction of the need to take responsibility for compensation of losses caused by officials in the case of a positive decision on this issue.
Earlier, the Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that the Ministry of infrastructure intends to stop passenger rail transportation to/from Russia, but the cancellation of freight transport is not considered. At the same time, first Deputy permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Nigeria Gdanov noted that the Ukrainian Ministry also proposes to cancel the bus service with Russia.
Later Russia announced that the Ministry of transport of Russia has worked out a package of measures in case Ukraine will stop train and bus service to Russia.