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Ukrainian Railways to get 30 American locomotives in 2018

Ukraine will offset the loss of 'Luhanskteplovoz' enterprise captured by the militants of Luhansk People's Republic
21:13, 22 May 2018

Ukrainian Railways press service

Ukrzaliznytsia (the Ukrainian Railways) will get the first 30 locomotives of the American Corporation General Electric until the end of 2018. Yevhen Kravtsov, the acting CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia claimed this as Radio Liberty reported.

'One of the decisions is the strategic partnership with the American Corporation General Electric that we has begun in the beginning of 2018 and plans to get first 30 locomotives until the end of the year', Kravtsov noted.

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He reminded that the loss of 'Luhanskteplovoz' became a catastrophe for the transport sector of Ukraine.

''Luhanskteplovoz' was the key enterprise not only at the production cycle but also at the sphere of the major repairs of our diesel locomotive. I must note that we lost out potential since the enterprise was absent at the production cycle of Ukraine.

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According to Kravtsov, 'Luhanskteplovoz' is completely destroyed and dismantled now.

As we reported Ukraine and General Electric has signed a $1 billion contract for procuring and localizing locomotives. One locomotive will cost $3, 5 million.

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