The Cabinet of Ministers increased the number of people on the board of the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company at its meeting on Wednesday, 6 July, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure announced.

The number of people on the board was increased to nine.

The Cabinet of Ministers appointed three people onto the board: Oleksandr Skrypynskyi (Ukrzaliznytsia’s acting Director for Strategic Development and Corporate Management), Andrii Haluschak (the Lviv Railway’s deputy head for reform), and Ireneusz Wasilewski (a former employee of PKP Cargo SA).

The composition of Ukrzaliznytsia’s supervisory board was also changed at the Cabinet of Ministers meeting.

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian said that the decisions on both the board and the supervisory board of Ukrzaliznytsia were temporary. According to him, Ukrzaliznytsia will have an independent supervisory board.

"We should create an independent supervisory board in accordance with the law No. 3062, based on the example of the Naftogaz of Ukraine national energy company. These are personal KPI of the head of Ukrzaliznytsia and my first deputy. Starting today, the work of each member of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia will be the focus of the attention of the government, the ministry, and the public. We are paying a high salary and we are demanding high productivity. Not PR or imitation but real reform. Those who are unable to keep up will be dismissed," the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry quoted Omelian as saying.