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Targeted Ukrainian railcar repair factory back online


Operations were resumed at a railcar repair factory near Kyiv on Thursday. The facility was shelled by the Russian army last Sunday. It took local authorities and Ukrainian Railways a mere three days to bring the site back online, railway chief Alexander Kamyshin announced on Twitter on Friday.

According to Kamyshin, the Russian justified their missile attack last week by saying that enemy tanks had been on the property of the Darnytsia carriage repair plant. “We don’t have any military machinery on our factory. Only freight railcars that help us export grain and iron ore”, the railway chief wrote after the shelling, inviting journalist to come and inspect the factory for themselves.

Photo’s of the Kyiv-based factory shared by Kamyshin on June 5 reveal extensive damage to the property after four missiles struck the facility. Following three days of cleaning, the site was able to restart on Thursday. To what extent operations have resumed remains unclear. In a video shared by Kamyshin on Friday, Ukraining Railways says the actual repair work on rolling stock will restart “in the near future”.

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