‘Ukraine needs rail equipment, longer-term plans are for the future’
Investing in future projects that include Ukraine is not the only solution, as the industry and policymakers should ensure resolving current and burning issues. At the same time, the current situation in the supply chain caused by the war in Ukraine is here to stay. It will take years to return to ‘normality’, if this is even a possibility, and the focus should be on adjusting to the new reality and moving on from there.
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Like it or lump it, Ukraine is going to have to update, modernise & extend its rail system for the 21st century, even if exports by ship gradually return to pre-war levels. The fact that Ukraine was so dependent upon one form of export of grain etc for its revenue was surely a major influence on Putin’s decision to steal produce & put the south of the country to the sword.