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KREMENCHUK, Poltava Oblast – There has hardly been a week in the past month when Ukraine’s new high-speed trains were not in the news – and often it was bad news.

Breakdowns and delays have dogged the South Korean-made Hyundais since their launch on May 27. The nation paid $300 million for 10 trains, four of them already delivered and in use. 

But maybe the government did not need to look so far or pay so much to replace its dilapidated Soviet-designed fleet.

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