Ukraine and Moldova have agreed to restore rail links between the two countries.

The Moldovan Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The Moldovan Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on development of railway services. Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu and Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov signed the document.

"The route of freight trains on the Berezino (Ukraine) - Basarabeasca (Moldova) railway section will be opened in the fall, in accordance with the memorandum of understanding," the statement said.

The Republic of Moldova will thus be able to export/import goods through the port of Izmail on River Danube, reducing congestion in the port of Reni. At the same time, Ukraine will be able to export goods to the Republic of Moldova and the European Union through this railway section.

The Berezino-Basarabeasca railway section on the territory of Ukraine was opened in 1997. The construction of the railway section involves the laying of 23 kilometers of tracks, of which 1.2 kilometers will be built in the Republic of Moldova.