On June 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will hold negotiations on the issue of Kosice-Vienna railway construction.
The matter concerns laying a broad-gauge railroad, which will strengthen the transport communication between European and Asian markets while allowing to use Russia’s transit potential. The project implies the participation of four countries — Austria, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
As the presidential aide Yuri Ushakov noted, the project is currently at an early stage of development. However, railway companies both from Russia and Austria are showing interest in its implementation, he added.
“In general, it is such a catchy, interesting project, and discussions on this matter will be continued during the visit”, Ushakov said.