Ukrainian railways in January-April 2013 cut grain and mill stock shipments by 17.8% year-over-year, to 6.977 million tonnes. Grain exports fell by 14.4%, to 6.258 million tonnes and grain transportation inside the country was down by 16.2%, to 604,000 tonnes. Grain cargo transit over the period narrowed by four times, to 107,000 tonnes.
The State Railway Administration of Ukraine has denied reports in some media that it dismissed employees at the railways during a test of the new train made by public joint-stock company Kriukov Car Building Works (KCBW, Kremenchuk, Poltava region). After an incident occurred in October 2012, Ukrzaliznytsia and Pivdenno-Zakhidna Railways conducted an internal investigation and made the following conclusions: in particular, during the test of the dual-system electric interregional train made by KCBW on the Baryshivka-Boryspil section, operating safety requirements were breached, and a protocol was drawn up due to this.