Ukrzaliznytsia has received a new head: key tasks have already been set for him

Evgeny Lyashchenko has been appointed as the new permanent head of Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) for a period of two years. Previously, he served as a member of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia on financial matters, and was also the head of the Media Group of Ukraine. The key tasks of the government have already been set before him.

This decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the proposal of the Supervisory Board of UZ, said the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov. Immediately after the dismissal of the previous head of the company, Alexander Kamyshin, Lyashchenko was appointed interim leader.

The minister noted that the new head of the UZ received his first tasks. Key will be:

  • allocation of business verticals – passenger, cargo, production and infrastructure;
  • compliance of KZ with European legislation, especially in matters of security and inclusiveness;
  • development of export routes and creation of infrastructure;
  • electrification of railway sections;
  • company’s breakeven

Kubrakov explained that over the past year, many “revolutionary changes” in Ukrzaliznytsia took place precisely with the participation of Lyashchenko, who at that time was responsible for the financial block in the company. The Minister gave the following examples:

  • transition to direct contacts with producers of oil products, electricity and gas;
  • postponing payments on two issues of Eurobonds for a total of $895 million (essentially a debt restructuring to keep the company financially stable).
  • stable payment of wages to railway workers.

As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, at the same time, the former head of Ukrzaliznytsia, Alexander Kamyshin, was appointed Minister for Strategic Industries. This ministry is engaged in the formation and implementation of the state industrial and military-industrial policy in the field of defense orders and the military-industrial complex.

Kamyshin resigned from the post of head of UZ on February 27. Neither Kamyshin himself nor representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers reported the reasons for the resignation.

Source: Obozrevatel

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