On June 12, Ukrainian minister Oleksandr Kubrakov and his Moldovan counterpart, minister Lilia Dabizha, signed an agreement on the construction of an alternative logistical route between our states — a bridge. The route will start at the Ukrainian point of Yampil, will be laid 1.400 m across the Dniester river, and will end at the Moldovan point of Koseut. The bridge will have a 2-way lane, pedestrian sidewalks, and tactile markers.
"The bridge will become a key link of the transport corridor between Kyiv and Chisinau. In addition, thanks to the bridge, Ukrainian exporters will have the shortest route from the centre of Ukraine to the countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe, bypassing Transnistria occupied by the Russians," Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The bridge project was approved in 2021, but its implementation was postponed due to the war. Now there is a ferry crossing on the site of the future bridge, but it no longer meets technical and public requirements.
In April 2023, Ukraine and Moldova agreed on the simplification of customs procedures at the borders of our states and enshrined this in the Protocol on amendments to the Agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova on railway transport activities.