The number of passengers transported between Ukraine and Russia in 2014 went down by 60% compared to 2013, or by 3 million people, stated Ihor Breus, the head of the department of long-distance passenger transportation at Ukrzaliznytsia.
The number of passengers on international routes last year fell by 63% and on internal routes by 29%.
“Trains formed by Russian Railways are not running on the territory of Ukraine, except for transit train No. 66/65 Moscow-Chisinau. Trains formed by Ukrzaliznytsia run to St. Petersburg and Moscow,” Breus said.
Last year passenger traffic between the Crimean peninsula and Russia also fell by 95%. A significant drop in passenger traffic was seen in travel between Crimean and mainland Ukraine. 2.5 million fewer tickets (60%) were bought in 2014 compared to 2013 for trains formed in Ukraine.