MOSCOW, August 6. /TASS/. The statement of the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan that Kiev is considering the termination of railway communication with Russia is absurd and deplorable. This was stated Monday in an interview with TASS the state Secretary, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
“Such arguments are nothing but unfortunately, we didn’t cause, they are absurd in nature, – said the diplomat. – They aim to block any contacts between citizens of Ukraine and Russia”.
According to him, the purpose of such policy of Kiev to justify the “impossible”. “I am convinced that it begins to realize an increasing number of citizens of Ukraine”, – said the Deputy Minister.
Omeljan previously broadcast Ukrainian TV channel “1+1” reported that the relevant agencies of Ukraine continue to consider the option of termination of railway communication with Russia, despite the high profitability of these operations. However, according to “Ukrzaliznytsia”, the routes to Russia were the most profitable for the Railways of Ukraine for the past year. In the first place was the train Kiev – Moscow, which fetched $5.8 million