Visit to Zelensky: Ukrzaliznytsia train now also used by US senators
Ukrzaliznytsia is now also used by American senators/UZ
< strong _ngcontent-sc87="">Following Russia's attack on Ukraine, foreign leaders wishing to visit the capital have been forced to forgo air travel. They arrive on Ukrzaliznytsya trains.
U.S. senators arrived in Kyiv by Ukrzaliznytsia
Thus, the list of those transported by UZ includes Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, John Barrasso and John Cornyn.
#Iron Diplomacy does not stop moving! While everyone was watching Eurovision, the railroad successfully secured the visit of US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Susan Collins, John Barrasso and John Cornyn to Kyiv.
UZ also thanked the Allies for their continued support.
Ukrzaliznytsia train was also used by American senators/Photo from Facebook page of Ukrzaliznytsia
The train that foreign leaders travel on: briefly
The saloon car, in which foreign leaders now travel, was created in 2014 to deliver VIP tourists to Crimea. It was used for its intended purpose only 2 or 3 times before Russia captured the peninsula.
There is a large video monitor in the dining area. Nearby is a soft compartment that can accommodate 4 people. Usually guards or nannies sleep there. In addition, the carriage has a bedroom with a king-size double bed. Next to it is a large bathroom with toilet and shower. There are bathrobes, slippers and clean towels in the bedroom.
The first foreign leaders to travel in the VIP carriage to Kyiv were:
- Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa,< /li>
- Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki
- Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Jarosław Kaczynski
- Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fial
< p>Later, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Kyiv by this train. During the trip, he recorded a video in which he called the railway workers “iron people” who ensure the movement of trains, despite the wartime danger.
The last passengers of the VIP carriage were the President of Latvia Egils Levits, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Estonian President Alar Karis, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also traveled to Kyiv via Ukrzaliznytsia.