There are no plans now to restore railway traffic with the territories of Donbass that are not controlled by Kiev, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Bodnar said in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) on Friday.
"Of course, railway traffic is out the question now. The issue at hand is opening additional checkpoints for humanitarian needs. The Contact Group has been tasked with that, and it is working on that," he said when asked by lawmakers whether plans were in store to restore railway traffic with the territories of Donbass that are not controlled by Kiev (the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics - TASS).
Bodnar added that the opening of additional checkpoints, including in Zolotoye, required coordination. "There is readiness on our part," the diplomat concluded.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristaiko said earlier this week that Ukraine was considering options for restoring rail passenger and freight traffic with the uncontrolled regions of Donbass.