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30 June 2020, 19:47

Five new Belarusian trolleybuses commissioned in Ukrainian Zhitomir

Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Ukraine
Photos courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Ukraine

MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) – Five new Belarusian trolleybuses have been added to the rolling stock used for passenger transportation in the Ukrainian city of Zhitomir, representatives of the Belarusian embassy in Ukraine told BelTA.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol visited Zhitomir on 30 June. The diplomat met with Zhitomir Mayor Sergei Sukhomlin. The sides discussed ways to step up bilateral cooperation.

The ambassador, the mayor of Zhitomir, Director of TOO BMK Ukraine Company Nikolai Romanyuk, Director of the representative office of OAO UKKh BKM Company Konstantin Yemelyanov, and Director of the Zhitomir Tram and Trolleybus Depot Andrei Nechuiveter took part in the solemn ceremony held to commission five model BKM-321 trolleybuses. The Belarusian ambassador handed over keys to the new trolleybuses to their drivers.

The trolleybuses had been assembled by OOO BKM Ukraine Company in the city of Lutsk out of assembly kits made by the Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash. The company intends to sell another 44 trolleybuses to the Ukrainian city by the end of the year.

The Belarusian ambassador also talked to Chairman of the Zhitomir Oblast State Administration Vitaly Bunechko. The sides discussed matters of regional cooperation and ways to further advance it.

The ambassador invited a delegation of Zhitomir Oblast to participate in the 3rd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine, which is due to take place in Grodno in October.

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