Passenger traffic to the Crimea reduced almost three-fold in the first half of June, compared with the same period of 2013. Ihor Breus, the head of the main passenger department at the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia), announced this at a news briefing, the CFTS reports.

"From 1 to 16 June, 51,200 passengers were transported from Ukrainian metropolises in the direction of the Crimea. The number of passengers transported to the Crimea during the same period in 2013 was 142,000," he said.

Additional trains have been scheduled in connection with the redirection of passenger traffic from the Crimea to other resort destinations, particularly to Kherson, Berdyansk, Nikolayev, and Odessa.