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Romania Reopens Soviet-Era Rail Line to Aid Ukraine Grain Sales

  • Country fixed link connecting Danube port of Galati to Ukraine
  • Ukraine’s exports have slumped with Black Sea ports blocked

Romania reopened a Soviet-era rail link connecting its Danube River port of Galati to Ukraine a month earlier than expected to help boost vital grain exports from its neighbor.

Ukraine, known the breadbasket of Europe, typically exports the bulk of its grain from Black Sea ports, but they’ve been blocked by Russia’s invasion. That’s constraining sales to road, river and rail routes to European countries and shipments remain well below normal pace.