Impressed with this success, authorities in Kiliya – 100 km upstream from Orlivka – want to establish their own international checkpoint to allow Romanians and Ukrainians to cross the Danube in private boats.

Vyacheslav Chernyavsky, mayor of Kiliya, tells izbirkom news site that he and his counterpart in the Romanian town of Kiliya Veche (Old Kiliya) are formally proposing to their governments the creation of a unified checkpoint. Chernyavsky writes on Facebook: “For each side, there will social, economic, tourist and other positive changes!”