Prime Minister Denys Shmygal announced that Ukraine is preparing to liberalize cargo transportation with the EU, open new checkpoints at the borders and start building European railway lines.
Thus, the state is already preparing to sign an Agreement with the EU on the liberalization of road freight transport.
Shmyhal stated this at a government meeting on May 24.
“The European Commission has already recommended to member countries to liberalize such transportation with Ukraine. Work in this direction is proceeding at an active pace, because in the conditions of blocking our ports, we need to maximize the possibilities of the western border,” the prime minister said.
He also said that in this direction, Ukraine has stepped up the opening of new checkpoints. Two such points on the western border will be opened in the near future.
“An ambitious plan – the Ministry of Infrastructure, the State Border Service and Customs are faced with the task of creating checkpoints in the next six months where roads have already been built or where such roads can be quickly built,” Shmyhal said.
“In addition, Ukraine will begin the phased construction of European routes to connect our railway with the European one. First, it will be a connection of large hubs and large cities, and then a gradual expansion throughout the country,” the head of government announced.
Recall, Shmihal also said that due to the fact that Ukraine has become part of the EU energy union , it will be able to export so much electricity there that Europe refuses to consume Russian coal and reduces gas consumption.
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