Ukraine will resume railway communication with Russia, though only for sending and meeting a single train. According to the press service of the Russian Railways, the train starts to transport citizens of the two countries from the territory of Russia and Ukraine amid the spread of coronavirus.
According to the report, for the export of Russians from the territory of Ukraine and citizens of Ukraine from the territory of Russia, a special train is launched under the number N 906/905, which will follow the route Kiev - Moscow - Kiev. The train will have 18 wagons, about 800 seats. As explained in the "Russian Railways", at the moment one dispatch of the train from Kiev to Moscow and vice versa has been agreed. The train should leave from the Ukrainian capital on March 27 with arrival in Russia the next day, March 28, and on the same day poison itself back with arrival in Kiev on March 29. On the way, stops for boarding / disembarking passengers are not provided.
The train consists of 18 wagons (about 800 seats). The train will proceed non-stop for boarding / disembarking passengers. Along the way, passengers will undergo border and customs screening, as well as medical examination by Rospotrebnadzor employees
- said in a statement.
Special train tickets can be purchased online at the Ukrainian Railways website.
Earlier it was reported that the government’s operational headquarters for combating coronavirus at a meeting on Tuesday instructed the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rospotrebnadzor and the FSB to organize the export of Russians from Ukraine, and Ukrainians from Russia by rail.