On November 30, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan particiapted in a public opening of express train from Kiev to Borispol Airport.
According to a video of Ukrainian 112 TV channel President Poroshenko appeared to be drunk during the ceremony.
“…and credit cards, and Apple Pay and Wi Fi… all latest technical things to buy a ticket…”, Poroshenko stated adding that he hopes that soon there will be possible to buy a coffee in the train.
The video also allows to see how people, including top officials, surrouding the president are laughing when the president speaks.
Over the past few years, Poroshenko has become widely known for being drunk during public events across Ukraine. So, the express train launch is not a separate event, but a sad reality of the modern Ukraine.
Another interesting fact happened on the next day, December 1, the Kiev Boryspol Express got stuck because of the snow. The train was 5 km short of the airport before engine problems stopped it.
“Passengers who were hopelessly late for flights did a live streaming, while the most desperate ones were jumping out with suitcases into snowy field to overcome five kilometers to the airport over snow drifts deeper than 20 centimeters,” wrote Vitaliy Prudyus, 112 rolling news channel editor, on his Facebook page.
Експрес Київ-Бориспіль зламався на другий день після запуску — за словами водія, виникла проблема із двигуном поїзд не заводиться Пасажири, які спізнюються на свої рейси, зійшли з потяга pic.twitter.com/VsBG0ZOmKQ
— Hromadske.UA (@HromadskeUA) December 1, 2018