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Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses

The mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, personally tested new MAZ buses. Kyiv had previously bought 100 such vehicles, according to the website of the Kyiv City Administration.

After a tender, Kiev bought 100 new MAZ buses, 18 of which have already arrived in Ukraine, and further two will be delivered in the coming days.

"New modern and comfortable buses are an alternative to minibuses that do not provide high-quality service and for which there were a lot of complaints from Kiev," said Vitali Klitschko.

The buses are powered by the engines of Mercedes Benz and the ZF automatic transmission (Germany). The cost of 100 new buses is about $20 million.

"These buses meet all modern standards. With low floor, the buses are adapted to serve the low-mobility population groups, there is a conditioning system and Wi-Fi. The ecological condition of buses meets the standards of EURO-5. They are modern and comfortable for passengers," Klitschko noted.

The mayor of Kiev personally test drove the new buses on the car park.

"When I was in kindergarten, I dreamed of being a bus driver," Vitali Klitschko joked. "After driving on this bus, I can say that it is convenient and comfortable. This is the highest standard," Klitschko noted.

Photo and video: kievcity.gov.ua

Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses