Ukrzaliznytsia launches free evacuation trains for Crimean residents

3 September, 07:27 PM
Ukrzaliznytsia train (Photo:Oleksandr Kamyshin/Telegram)

Ukrzaliznytsia train (Photo:Oleksandr Kamyshin/Telegram)

Ukrainian national rail operator Ukrzaliznytsia is launching a program to evacuate Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the company’s press service said in a Telegram messenger post on Sept. 3.

Crimeans will be able to use trains from Zaporizhzhya, Kryvyi Rih and Odesa.

The trains will run from Zaporizhzhya:

  • to Kyiv at 6.58 p.m.
  • to Lviv at 10.15 a.m., 3.30 p.m., 7.08 p.m.
  • to Ivano-Frankivsk at 9.34 p.m.
  • to Uzhgorod at 3.03 p.m.

from Kryvyi Rih:

  • to Kyiv at 8.25 p.m.
  • to Lviv at 3.35 p.m.

from Odesa:

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  • to Kyiv at 9.01 p.m.
  • to Rakhiv at 2.54 p.m.
  • to Uzhgorod at 3.54 p.m.
  • to Lviv at 8.45 p.m.

Ukrzaliznytsia CEO Oleksandr Kamyshin also confirmed this information.

For those who leave Crimea, the company will provide free food and medical care, as well as a support allowance available from Ukraine’s state-owned Ukrposhta postal service, he said.

Earlier Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President’s Office, warned Crimean residents about the need to prepare for evacuation to avoid casualties among the civilian population.

He announced that Ukraine was preparing for the “active de-occupation” of Ukraine’s Crimea, which has been under Russian military occupation since 2014.

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