21 Mar 2024 13:36

Ukrainian, Slovak ministers discuss launch of Kiev-Kosice train

MOSCOW. March 21 (Interfax) - Ukraine and Slovakia are exploring the possibility of launching an international rail service to connect Kiev with Kosice International Airport, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Restoration Minister Alexander Kubrakov said.

"We are moving forward with the development of passenger rail connection between Ukraine and Slovakia. [Slovak Transport Minister] Jozef Raz and I discussed two projects in this field. First of all, it is the launch of the Kiev-Kosice international trade, which will connect Ukrainians with the international airport in Kosice," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Kubrakov as saying in a social media post.

Kubrakov said that the Slovak minister and he also discussed steps to further develop and improve passenger rail services between the border regions.

As reported earlier, Czech railway operator RegioJet's second line to Ukraine will start operating on 27 March. It will run through Slovakia to the town of Chop (Zakarpattia region of Ukraine) and complement the existing route through the city of Przemysl in Poland.