Lithuania is mulling a possibility to send locomotives, electric trains and rail cars, which are not used in the country, to Ukraine.
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“Ukraine is a very important partner of Lithuania in the area of transport. Together with Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), we will discuss specific technical assistance possibilities some of these days,” Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius said in a press release.

Earlier on Thursday, he met with Ukraine’s ambassador to Lithuania, Valery Zhovtenko, to discuss possible support to Kiev.

Vidmantas Gudas, spokesman for the Lithuanian state-owned railway company, told BNS that Lietuvos Geležinkeliai now had 25 goods locomotives, which had been out of use since 2012. The company mulled selling 15 of them through an auction, he said, adding that those locomotives needed to be repaired.

The company also had one unused four-car passenger electric train and two cars for such trains, Gudas added.

Ukraine’s officials have complained about shortages of electric commuter trains and locomotives on the main rail lines. They have also said that the rolling stock is heavily worn-out for the most part.

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