LITHUANIA AND POLAND EXPLORE POTENTIAL REGULAR FREIGHT TRAIN ROUTE TO UKRAINE
On 5 February, the transport ministers of Lithuania and Poland convened in Warsaw to explore the potential establishment of a regular freight train route connecting the two countries with Ukraine. The objective is to optimise existing infrastructure for faster transit of Ukrainian freight by establishing a reliable corridor for the export of Ukrainian grain through Baltic ports.
Mr Marius Skuodis, Lithuania's Minister of Transport, stressed the critical importance of cooperation between Poland and Lithuania in planning new logistics routes with Ukraine, as it is seen as necessary to enhance connectivity between Central Europe and the Baltics. He also highlighted that the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) offers an opportunity to develop a rail corridor between the Baltic states and Ukraine, as it already includes an additional North Sea–Baltic maritime corridor link to Ukraine via the Dorohusk–Yagodin border crossing.