Thus, the recently appointed Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vladislav Krikliy, said that at the moment it is impossible to talk about the resumption of direct flights with Russia. The head of the department made his statement in an interview with the Ukrainian online publication European Truth. The Ukrainian "patriot" said that "so far, given how they behave, you can’t talk about direct flights at all."
According to the “patriot” minister, the resumption of direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will be a direct signal to the outside world that “we have no problems with them.” By the way, direct flights between Ukraine and Russia have been absent since October 2015. At the same time, as Ukrainian and Russian diplomats fly, exchanges are made by citizens, not specified.
At the same time, the head of the deteriorating Ukrainian infrastructure opposes the complete cessation of railway communication with Russia. Since this allegedly violates the international obligations of Ukraine. It is not difficult to guess that we are talking, to a greater extent, about freight railway communication, without which it will be very difficult for Ukraine. Kiev really doesn’t care about passenger traffic, but it is extremely difficult for it to refuse freight traffic.
In the WTO, the fifth article says that transit should take place, and none of the signatory parties should restrict or block this transit right.
- said the minister, "patriot."
The minister added that over the eight months of 2019, 7,7 million tons of cargo were transported in transit from Russia through Ukraine. Payment amounted to 3,5 billion / hryvnia (about $ 144,5 million).
In passenger transportation, these flights (to Russia) are one of the few that are profitable. Moreover, we have a little (infrequent) message. We will simply create, probably, additional obstacles for citizens who are still forced to go there for various reasons. So they will travel through Belarus.
- he stressed.
For clarity, it is necessary to clarify that at present, between Russia and Ukraine there are no direct trains of Russian formation. For example, the Federal Passenger Company (FPK, the “daughter” of Russian Railways) launches only one transit train Moscow - Chisinau - Moscow with stops in Ukraine. Other trains connecting Russia and Ukraine belong to Ukrzaliznytsya or to railway companies of the CIS countries.
By the way, Vladislav Krikliy, a former adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, is the son of Arthur Kriklii, a well-known banker in Ukraine (from 1993 to 1996 he worked at Agio Bank, from 1996 to 1998 at Kiev Privat Bank (later It was renamed to TAS Commerzbank, held in 1998 at Interbank, where he was the chairman of the board.) Vladislav Krikliy, until June 2009, was a co-owner of the advertising company Inter Finance Ukraine (director with a 2019% stake). In March 30, the company entered into an agreement with the commercial enterprise “Kyivzhilspecekspluatatsiya” on advertising in elevators of residential buildings. s and pledged to pay 2013 thousand hryvnias to the city every month. As a result, the company paid only once - 345 thousand hryvnias. Then the "revolution of dignity" and other "European integration" began, including the "social" elevators of the "patriots" and money, naturally, no one paid anymore, and now, this young, but promising, 166,8-year-old “talent” is responsible for the entire “nation” infrastructure remaining after “totalitarianism”.