How to get to Ukraine?
Over the long history that has inextricably linked Ukraine and Russia, good communication has been established between these two countries. There are daily direct flights of airplanes and other transport not only between the capitals of these two countries, but also between other cities. But lately there has been tension between Ukraine and Russia, so it may be difficult to enter the territory of Ukraine.
In recent months, border controls have tightened, especially for men of military age who are sent from Russia to Ukraine. During the peak of tensions, which fell in the summer of 2014, almost 90% of men aged 21-45 could not drive to Ukraine, but in October the figure dropped to 5-7%. Therefore, in order to freely pass the border control and enter the territory of Ukraine, you should carefully consider filling out declarations and carefully check all documents.
You can not transport to the territory of Ukraine:
- Symbols of the Russian Federation, whether flag, coat of arms.
- Any posters with slogans that call people to the rally.
- Sharp, cutting and piercing objects that may injure or injure people.
- Gardening items: shovels, rakes, etc.
How to get to Ukraine from Moscow
At the moment, international airports in Ukraine are taking in Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv, Odessa and Kharkov, Ivano-Frankivsk. In Lugansk and Donetsk, airports are closed for an indefinite period.
The flight schedule of Moscow and more detailed information on flights to Ukraine can be found on the website.
The safest and cheapest way to travel to Ukraine is to travel by train. The distance from Moscow to Ukraine is not so large that the road seems tedious, and besides, you can admire both Russian and Ukrainian landscapes.
In connection with the latest events train schedules may vary, so when planning a trip, check with.
If you decide to drive to Ukraine by car, remember that you may encounter lines and delays at the border. You can track the degree of congestion at the border points of Ukraine on.
It is best to travel to Ukraine through Belarus. But it is worth remembering that Russian citizens can cross the border only at international checkpoints.
It is worth noting that at the moment in the south-east of Ukraine is restless, therefore it is not recommended to make trips in a given direction. If, nevertheless, there is a need to get into this part of Ukraine, read our article How to get to Lugansk. You will have to get to other cities of the southeast by local transport, you need to find out the timetable directly at the station ticket offices or from local residents.
The checkpoints on the border of Russia and Ukraine are closed:
- Marinovka - Kuybyshevo;
- Dolzhansky - Novoshakhtinsk;
- Chervonopartizansk - Gukovo;
- Red Tomb - Gukovo;
- Novoborovitsy - Alekseevo-Tuzlovka;
- Krasnodar - Donetsk;
- Krasnodar - Nizhny Shvyrev;
- North - Donetsk.