Rail cargo between Ukraine and Poland increased by 22% yoy during the first half of this year,

 reports Ukrzaliznytsia. Of the 5.6 million tons, 73% are exports, largely iron and manganese ore. Container traffic increased by 77% over the same period, to 27,757 containers. “Poland is a long-standing and proven strategic partner of Ukraine,” Ivan Yuryk, UZ’s acting CEO, said on a visit to Poland last week. “Together, we are doing everything possible to develop rail transport and the economies of our states.”