5 Mar 2022 13:12

Sanctions-hit Russian transport minister leaves GTLK board

YEKATERINBURG. March 5 (Interfax) - Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev, who has been hit by sanctions, has stepped down from his position as chairman of the board of directors of State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), the company said in a press release.

The company, which is owned by the Transport Ministry, said it has elected a new board with 11 members.

Deputy Transport Minister Igor Chalik has also left the board, while First Deputy Transport Minister Andrei Kostyuk and Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Poshivai have joined the board.

Re-elected to the board were GTLK CEO and former Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh, Aeroflot Russian Airlines CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov, deputy industry and trade ministers Oleg Bocharov and Oleg Ryazantsev, PJSC NPK Irkut CEO Andrei Boginsky, Moscow Transport Department director Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Finance Minister Irina Okladnikova, the president's special representative for digital and technological development Dmitry Peskov, and deputy government chief of staff Alexei Uvarov.

The European Union imposed sanctions on 26 Russians on February 28, including Savelyev.

GTLK said on March 2 that it was working normally and was prepared to provide the necessary support to Russian transport and engineering companies.