The State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) does not intend to cancel trains to Russia, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the press service of the administration.
The press service of Ukrzaliznytsia stressed that 19 trains to Russia were scheduled for the winter and that these trains would operate.
As reported, the Russian Railways will stop operating its own Moscow-Sofia, Moscow-Budapest, Moscow-Odessa, and Moscow-Kiev trains through Ukraine from 14 December. It will continue operating Moscow-Chisinau trains.
Ukrzaliznytsia will operate the Moscow-Kiev train No. 1/2 under this same number (the Russian Railways and Ukrzaliznytsia previously operated trains on this route).
As reported, the Russian Railways is also canceling passenger trains to other CIS countries in addition to trains to Ukraine. Trains will remain on only five routes: Moscow-Chisinau, Moscow-Brest, Tomsk-Leninogorsk, Chelyabinsk-Tashkent, and Orenburg-Tashkent.