Twenty-seven direct container trains from China have arrived in Kyiv in the nine months since the launch of direct container trains on the China-Ukraine route.

The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the company, over 1,200 containers were transported in the 27 trains.

The trains are unloaded at the Kyiv-Liski train station. If the corresponding orders are received, the trains are loaded with empty containers and sent back to the Russian Federation, through the territory of which the trains travel on transit.

According to Ukrzaliznytsia, the plan for 2021 is to receive 5-7 direct container trains from China every month.

As reported previously, the Kyiv-Liski train station received the first direct container train from China on 8 June last year.

Such trains performed 22 trips in 2020. Five container trains from China arrived in Kyiv from the beginning of 2021 to March 3.