Lithuania, Sweden, and Canada have announced their intention to form a Common Interest Group for Ukraine (CIG4U) within the framework of the International Transport Forum. This initiative aims to support the recovery and development of Ukraine’s transportation sector.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for Community, Territory, and Infrastructure Development, Serhii Derkach, announced on 18 December via Facebook.
Derkach outlined that the group’s primary objectives include coordinating support for transport-related material needs and providing analytical support for restoring transportation links. The official highlighted the importance of this support in the current, expressing gratitude towards the partner countries for their actions.
The first projects under this initiative will focus on sustainable development in Ukraine’s road and railway freight transportation sectors. These efforts are expected to significantly contribute to the rebuilding and modernization of Ukraine’s transport infrastructure, which has been impacted due to Russia’s ongoing invasion, economic challenges, and the recent Polish-Ukrainian border blockade by Polish truckers, which has now persisted for over a month.