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The railway company of Germany stopped transporting humanitarian aid to Ukraine free of charge.

The railway company of Germany stopped transporting humanitarian aid to Ukraine free of charge.

The German company DB Cargo, a subsidiary of the German railway carrier Deutsche Bahn, refused to transport humanitarian aid to Ukraine free of charge.

“This support recently ended as abruptly as it began. From January 1, 2023, DB Cargo no longer offers free transportation to Ukraine,” the German media writes.

DB Cargo will not finance the transportation as the company is a public limited company and does not have the legal right to donate indefinitely. Now the delivery of humanitarian aid will have to be paid for, like other transportation.


According to the publication, since February last year, DB Cargo has transported 1,300 containers of humanitarian aid to Ukraine by rail and road. The publication clarifies that the transport costs of almost five million euros were borne by the railways.