A truck and a passenger bus, which collided in a tragic accident in
Poltava region, had no relevant technical documentation and were re-equipped
without permits. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a meeting
of the State Emergency Commission Monday, March 16.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded in the crash of a truck and a passenger bus in
the motorway in Poltava region seven people had been killed, nine – seriously
"Both the truck and the passenger bus didn’t have relevant technical
documentation and were re-equipped without any appropriate permits," he
He called as unacceptable the road traffic mortality rate and stressed
that in 2014 deaths in road accidents had risen by
Yatsenyuk accentuated the need to ensure compliance of vehicles carrying
passengers with European safety standards, "Relevant re-equipment of such
buses is possible only if it meets the safety norms".