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U.S. company Greenbrier, one of the world’s largest producers of railroad freight wagons, has been trying to enter Ukraine with its partner Amsted Rail for more than a year.

Together, they want to build a fleet of cargo wagons which would be available to the public and, in the process, break the power of state monopoly Ukrzaliznytsia to decide who gets to ship what and when.

Many aspects of Ukrzaliznytsia’s business are corrupt and compromised by vested interests. Allocation of freight wagons is no exception.

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