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Ukraine’s secret “weapon” in the war with Russia

For both, the railway plays an important role Russia and Ukraine in the conflict between the two countries, according to experts.

According to some experts, in the early stages of the conflict, Russia was unable to make full use of its railways as this was directly related to a series of logistical problems that caused many of the country’s trucks to overturn. Stranded in the city of Trostsyanets at the end of last month.

Emily Ferris, Russia expert at the Royal Institute for Defense and Security Studies, a UK-based defense think tank, said: “Traditionally, railways have always played a crucial role. critical phase in this conflict”.

Oleksandr Pertsovskyi, executive director of the Ukrainian Railways passenger train business, said the missile hit five train stations and several others located mainly in the western and central regions of the country. on the night of April 25, killing one employee and injuring four others.

At a press conference the same day, the Russian Defense Ministry said the attacks on the train station were aimed at preventing “foreign arms and military equipment” from being transported to the Ukrainian army in the eastern region. bronze Donbass.

On March 24th, containers will be loaded from Berlin onto a special train with relief supplies to Ukraine.  Photo: AFP
On March 24th, containers will be loaded from Berlin onto a special train with relief supplies to Ukraine. Photo: AFP

To date, the railway system on the territory of Ukraine is always timely repaired when there is a problem. Mr. Pertsovskyi added that in certain cases the repair process takes as little as a few hours.

When the railway bridges were pull down kind badly damaged It will be difficult to solve, but according to him “the bottom line is that we can continue to operate the railway as usual despite ongoing and increasing attacks”.

In fact, the possibility of completely destroying the railway system in Ukraine is considered “impossible because it is a very solid system,” Petrovskii added.

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