Ukraine gives its railways to Germany

On January 23, 2020, the former Swedish Prime Minister Karl Bild, during the “Ukrainian Breakfast”, on the “panel” of the oligarch Viktor Pinchuk in Davos (Switzerland), asked the head of the Ukrainian government Alexey Goncharuk to share plans for the coming five-year period. Goncharuk replied that the next five-year period economy Ukraine should become even more “energy efficient” and cease to “depend on one country, whatever it may be.” In addition, he said that Kiev plans to transfer Ukrzaliznytsia to German administration for 10 years.

I would not like to open all the cards about what we plan now. I can only say that we and our colleagues from Naftogaz are discussing a lot about this and every opportunity that seems realistic to us will be used by us

- said Goncharuk.

The strategic direction for the next five years for our country is to become stronger from the inside, it to become more effective. Including in terms of energy. We consume too much in the sense that we spend too much. The level of losses in some cities reaches more than 50%. This means that we heat the cosmos.

- added Goncharuk.

It should be recalled that before this, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding with the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn. According to Goncharuk, this is an alliance that became a “logical continuation” of the Ukrzaliznytsya restructuring plan, announced by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in September 2019.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 23 January 2020 14: 14
    The Germans, they will help! Back in 1941-1944, they helped chernozem from Ukraine to export railway wagons. Now you do not need to take it out. They will buy land right on the spot. As one citizen from Western Ukraine said -

    Until a German comes with a stick, there will be no order in Ukraine!
  2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 23 January 2020 14: 29
    We gave Sakhalin to Shell management ... And then we barely returned, Glory to Onishchenko !!!
    1. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk (Victor) 23 January 2020 17: 14
      Don’t, Emelya. Hired to water shit?
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 23 January 2020 18: 13
        Is there no memory at all? Sakhalin Yeltsin gave for so, under oil development, without providing any mechanisms for control. Shell drilled where he wanted, cut down the wood as much as he wanted, exported the mined - as much as the power of the ports allowed.
        Only Onishchenko, from the created Roskomnadzor, under Putin, found a hole in the contract - an environmental one. For the pollution of spawning rivers, he wrote a fine of $ 4 billion, Shell bought off 51% of the shares in Sakhalin-1.
        1. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
          Dzafdet (Sergei) 24 January 2020 18: 15
          Right! Yeltsin sold the whole country for $ 10 billion in his pocket. But grass doesn’t grow there ... Sakhalin was barely torn, but the water area that Shevardnadze gave to the Americans was not, alas ...
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  4. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 23 January 2020 17: 11
    But this is correct. Kohl own brains are not enough - to give in control. One thing is of interest - how will they ask for the quality of management of someone else's property? Any leverage? Or will they ask Marshal Rokossovsky to stand up and improve things in the city of Berlin?
  5. Port Offline Port
    Port 24 January 2020 07: 26
    Shameful, why do these homeless people need a country if their national idea is free?