How important are Ukraine’s trains to its war effort?

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Ukraine's Railways


The initial phase of war was about capturing and holding Ukrainian territory,” says Emily Ferris of the Royal United Services Institute, a think-tank in London. “And if you want to govern a country, you want it intact.” Ms Ferris thinks that it may time air strikes on Ukrainian railway stations near the border with Poland to spook visiting politicians and discredit their hosts.