May 28, 2022

A Route through Conflict


A Route through Conflict
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Kirill Stremousov, leader of the military-civilian administration of Crimea, said that passenger train service to newly-conquered Kherson will resume in two months.

Restoration of rail service to the mainland from the peninsula is both important and inevitable, Stremousov said on Thursday.

"I think it will be restored in the near future. I think a few months, and everything will work not only in the cargo but also in the passenger version," he said.

According to Stremousov, two routes are being planned, and safety on those routes can be guaranteed at between 90% and 99%, he asserted, despite Kherson being so close to the front line of the Russian-initiated war.

The move would reinstate rail service between the Crimean peninsula and the Ukrainian mainland for the first time since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014

 

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