Ukraine`s state-owned JSC Ukrzaliznytsia railways operator is not planning to cease railway passenger services in Russian direction, according to the company`s press service, the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reports.
The report by the Russian publication Kommersant on the termination of passenger traffic starting July 1 is not true, the press service said, adding that Ukrzaliznytsia does not plan to stop it, rejecting such an idea.
”Tickets for trains to Russia are being sold so far,” the source in Ukrzaliznytsia said.
Earlier today, Kommersant reported that Ukraine would ban passenger rail service starting July 1, because Russian railways continues to provide passenger services for those traveling by rail between Russia and the occupied areas of Donbas.
JSC Federal Passenger Company, a subsidiary of OJSC Russian Railways, halted for a year its railway passenger services to Ukraine and several other CIS countries from December 14, 2014, due to ”low profitability.”
Since then, its rail services in Ukrainian direction has not resumed.
What is more, passenger flights between Ukraine and Russia have been cut completely since October 25, 2015.