RZD does not see the need to resume the winter schedule running trains its inception in direct communication with Ukraine, despite the suspension of flights airlines between the countries, said to correspondents the Vice-President of Russian Railways and General Director of "Federal passenger organization" Mikhail Akulov.
currently between Russia and Ukraine there are no direct trains create FPC ( "daughter" RZD for transportation of passengers in distant following). On the territory of Ukraine passes one transit part FIC Moscow-Chisinau-Moscow with a stop in Kyiv, and several Ukrainian stations. Other trains connecting Russia and Ukraine, belong to Ukrainian Railways and the railway administrations of the CIS countries.
"Today, we see no need (to assign their compositions to Ukraine - ed.) even though the theme of aviation has arisen. Ukrainian trains plying cope with the demand, " - said Akulov on the sidelines of parliamentary hearings in the state Duma.
Akulov said the demand for transportation on Ukrainian trains really increased, " But they work with normal application rates of capacity, that is, the stock they have. No complaints from that side to us, Nor our requests to him for the purpose of trains in the intervening period did not happen " - said Akulov.
FIC after the events of spring 2014 was forced to gradually reduce the number of trains its establishment in the Ukrainian routes. In the end, they were completely eliminated during optimization of routes due to lower ridership.
Kyiv from October 25, forbade the Russian airlines, caught in the sanctions list, to fly to Ukraine. Russia later said mirror measure, prohibiting from the same date flights of Ukrainian airlines in the Russian Federation.