French President Emmanuel Macron is to visit Ukraine this spring to sign a contract for Ukrzaliznytsia’s purchase of Alstom electric locomotives

French President Emmanuel Macron is to visit Ukraine this spring to sign a contract for Ukrzaliznytsia’s purchase of Alstom electric locomotives, Vadym Omelchenko, Ukraine’s Ambassador to France, said yesterday. “First of all, [there will be] a major contract with Alstom and the Ukrainian government for the supply of electric locomotives, which also provides for local content in Ukraine,” he told an online conference on the legacy of the Maidan. UZ executives say they need 50 locomotives, which could mean a €250 million contract. UZ has a $1 billion capital expenditure budget this year.

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