"Now our team is in talks with the German side about further cooperation in operational activities, provision of advisory services on the part of the German railway," Honcharuk said.
According to the PM, a strategic partnership agreement with Deutsche Bahn will be signed on February 5.
As it was stated, it comes only to a strategic partnership, not a sale or concession of Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia), which remains under the full control of the state.
As we reported earlier, on January 22, Ukraine signed the Memorandum of understanding with the railway operator of Germany Deutsche Bahn. It was reported that this memorandum could improve the efficiency and quality of rail transportation in Ukraine.
"After meeting with the Deutsche Bahn’s leadership last week in Kyiv, we came to an understanding of the cooperation format, to be exact - Ukraine will fully retain control over Ukrzaliznytsia," Ukraine’s PM wrote.
He added that German specialists will be working on reforming the management mechanisms of the enterprise.