Russia suspends railway communication with other countries
[:en]VORONEZH REGION, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 11, 2017: An RZD Russian Railways passenger train at the Zaitsevka Station on the newly-built 137km stretch of railway between Zhuravka and Millerovo, Voronezh Region; Russia completed the rail stretch in August 2017 to prevent trains connecting central and south-west Russia from crossing into the territory of Ukraine, which was due to the Soviet-era rail network; RZD Russian Railways now has all its trains bound to and from south-west Russia pass through the new stretch of railway without crossing the border to Ukraine. Ivan Shapovalov/TASS
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In total, Russia stops train traffic with 21 countries
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Train traffic between the Russian Federation and other countries has been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, April 5, Russian Railways canceled trains of the last international service – to Belarus. Before that the company had to close more than 20 foreign destinations. In addition, communication between the cities of the Russian Federation and Kaliningrad has been temporarily closed.
In total, Russian Railways canceled train communication with 21 countries since the spread of the new coronavirus.