DPR received from Russia 16,5 thousand tons of aid for Donetsk railway repair

From DONi News

February 24, 2016

The Russian Federation has transferred to railway workers of Donbass more than 16 thousand tons of humanitarian aid in 2015 – the DPR Minister of Transport Semyon Kuzmenko.

16,5 thousand tons of freights have been transferred already. Generally the humanitarian aid consists of materials for the Donetsk railway – glass, cement, bricks and a specific railway equipment which was destroyed as a result of military operations.

He specified that the help was provided in October.

DONi News Agency


Ukraine shuts down railway and bus traffic to Crimea (VIDEO)

Ukraine shuts down railway traffic to Crimea (VIDEO) | Русская весна

From Russiya Vesna, December 31, 2014

Railway traffic to Crimea from both Ukraine and Russia was stopped on Saturday.

„Since December 28 all the trains from Ukraine and Russia will be cancelled. This also concerns freight traffic“, say Ukrainian railway officials. Kiev underlined this was a temporary measure. There are though no obvious reasons for such traffic cut but no explanations followed.

What’s behind this? How can one come to Crimea after trains ban?

On the video below you can see people walking with baggage and children. They have no other options: both trains and buses are banned by Ukrainian government decision.

First you come to Novoalekseyevka railway station – now it’s railway destination point, here you can get a taxi but the prices have been jacked up so it’s almost unaffordable for the vast majority. It is 25 km to Ukrainian border control check point – Chongar.

At the checkpoint there are long lines of people waiting to fill in the necessary passing documents. Checkpoint is not adapted for waiting: there are no rooms, people wait just outside in the rain and piercing winter sea wind. There are no waiting rooms, tables, drinking water and WC.

Then people walk through midground about 5 km to get to Russian border control point. More lines, more waiting, more rough weather.

Do you still think Ukraine is united and integral?

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