About 10 million tons of cargoes are expected to be transported to Ukraine’s Danube ports annually through the newly reopened Berezyne - Basarabeasca railway route between Ukraine and Moldova.

This was announced by Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, the CFTS portal reports.

"The restoration of this route has become vital against the backdrop of constant attacks on the bridge across the Dniester estuary by the Russian occupiers. There is now an alternative: the main railway route connecting Odesa and the Danube ports of Reni and Izmail has been reliably connected to the railway link," the minister said.

"We expect to reach an average freight transport volume of 10 million tons per year on this route," he added.

As reported earlier, freight trains resumed operation on the Berezyne - Basarabeasca route on 22 August, following the restoration of the railway tracks on the route.