29 Jan 2020 17:03

Ukrainian govt accepts resignation of Ukrzaliznytsia head

KYIV. Jan 29 (Interfax) - The supervisory board of Ukrzaliznytsia and the Ukrainian government have accepted the resignation of the head of Ukrzaliznytsia, Yevhen Kravtsov.

"We approved the resignation of the head of Ukrzaliznytsia today. This is an important step for rebooting this major state company," Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said at a briefing on Wednesday.

He did not say whether Kravtsov would be transferred to the Infrastructure Ministry, as Kravtsov requested, but said that a new competition would be announced.

Earlier, the supervisory board of Ukrzaliznytsia accepted Kravtsov's letter of resignation.

"The supervisory board accepted Kravtsov's letter of resignation," the source said, adding that Kravtsov had requested a transfer to the Infrastructure Ministry.

An informed source told Interfax that the supervisory board considered two options: transferring Kravtsov to the Infrastructure Ministry or severing his contract.

In the second case, "substantial financial compensation" would be provided.

On January 27, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy said that the company's supervisory board would consider the issue of his resignation in the near future.

Krykliy said he did not know who might replace Kravtsov. "The candidates for this position are not yet known," he said.