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Nein, we didn't sign! Germans say they are not TAKING OVER Ukraine's railroads for 10 years after PM tags Deutsche Bahn

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Nein, we didn't sign! Germans say they are not TAKING OVER Ukraine's railroads for 10 years after PM tags Deutsche Bahn

Ukraine's PM has announced that Deutsche Bahn will take over control of his nation's railroad monopoly for a decade. The German firm said it will be consulting Ukraine's rail company, but wouldn't confirm any deeper involvement.
Ukrainian Railways and Deutsche Bahn signed a memorandum of understanding this week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But the otherwise routine event was given extra flair by Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who announced that the deal was much bigger than it appeared. The German company, he said, will take operative control over its Ukrainian counterpart for ten years - or at least that that was Kiev's intention.
“It's an ecosystem decision that will show that Ukraine is unprecedentedly open to investment, to peace, to new standards,” the prime minister mused.
His rosy promise, however, was not confirmed by the German side. Deutsche Bahn quickly rejected the idea of taking over its Ukrainian counterpart. A later statement was less categorical,...

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