The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine has announced its intention to connect the major port cities of Odesa and Gdansk (Poland) with a European-style highway in the future. Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced this during a working visit to the Lviv and Volyn regions, the CFTS reports.

"We are on one of the important transport corridors of Ukraine, which we hope will connect the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea, Gdansk with Odesa, passing through Lviv. The road section is currently under repair. We have to complete it this year and equip it appropriately. Next, we will cooperate with the European Commission and the leadership of the Republic of Poland in order to obtain additional funding and ultimately create a full-fledged autobahn of the European model," the minister said during inspection of the repair work on the H-02 (Lviv-Ternopil) highway near Kurovichi (Lviv region).

As reported, a project to build an autobahn between Odesa and Kyiv in the period of 2003-2004 failed. In addition, in 2015, the Ministry of Infrastructure initiated construction of the Lviv-Krakovets highway under a concession contract, but a competition to find a concessionaire did not take place. These two highways are part of a corridor between Odesa and Gdansk.