The Council of the European Union has made the final decision on the revision of the plans for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

The Council of the European Union announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

In response to the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and to ensure better connectivity with key neighboring countries, the new regulation extends four European Transport Corridors of the TEN-T network to Ukraine and Moldova, while downgrading cross-border connections with Russia and Belarus, the council said in the statement.

"The new law aims to build a reliable, seamless, and high-quality transport network that ensures sustainable connectivity across Europe without physical disruptions, bottlenecks, and missing links," the statement said.

The inclusion of new Ukrainian routes will facilitate access to EU funding, including grants from the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which finances infrastructure projects aimed at developing the Trans-European Transport Network.

Following its adoption, the legislative act will be signed by the president of the Council of the European Union and the president of the European Parliament before being published in the EU’s official journal in the coming weeks. The revised regulation will enter into force 20 days after this publication.