When the prime ministers of Poland, Skepticism and Slovenia decided to visit the war-torn Ukraine, security concerns were the biggest concern.
Oleksandr Kamyshin, head of Ukraine’s railways, said the three leaders who traveled by train on Tuesday to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky in kyiv had taken a “strong step” to express support for their country, even if it was a ” brand” like him. he described it.
On Tuesday morning, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that he and his Slovenian counterparts Janez Janša and the Czech Petr Viala were on their way to kyiv.
An announcement that surprised Kamyshin, who was “keeping the secret of the three,” he told CNN.
“I was keeping his secrets,” he said, “but when I saw a news story online, I was shocked. I didn’t get it.”
While on his way, Moraviki wrote in a Facebook post: “It is our duty to be where history is written. Because it is not about us, it is about the future of our children who deserve to live in a world without tyranny.”
Fiala also tweeted that “the purpose of the visit is to confirm the EU’s full support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence.”
Security concerns have been a major concern of the rail network executive since the start of the war.
Kamyshin and his top deputies have spent the last three weeks criss-crossing the country, managing the 321,000 employees and about 1,450 stations on the go.
Kamyshin believes that the railway administration is a target of Russian bombs, so the issue of semi-permanent mobility is a matter of personal security.
“I even tell my children, do not reveal your location, because everyone must understand that this is a war. I cannot lead prime ministers,” he added.
According to Kamyshin, traveling by train was the idea of the prime ministers, believing it to be the safest means of transportation, to which the Ukrainian official agreed.
In that sense, he explained, “any smart person would prefer the train to the car these days. Even with bombing everywhere, stations and trains are the safest places in the country right now.”
He noted that the delegation traveled on a train with four of the last sleeping cars on the railway. The other passengers were part of the delegation or security.
The trip took about 8-9 hours, Kamyshin said, noting that the leaders spent a few hours with Zelensky and his team before taking the overnight train back to Poland.