The Ministry of Infrastructure may initiate a fresh competition for the post of general director of the Boryspil airport, which is the country's largest airport. Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian announced this in an interview with the Interfax Ukraine news agency.
Asked about the delay in appointing the candidate that was selected for the post of general director of the Boryspil airport, the minister said that the Cabinet of Ministers should have made the final decision on this issue, but it did not.
"If the situation does not evolve, I will propose announcing a new competition based on a new procedure. The new Cabinet of Ministers is just beginning work and taking control of issues, but I will raise this issue," Omelian said.
As reported, the government Nomination Committee selected the Yurii Solonchuk’s candidacy for the post of general director of the Boryspil airport for submission to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval. He is the director of the Ukraina state aviation enterprise. According to information from public sources, Solonchuk was the Boryspil airport’s first deputy director for general affairs, acting director, and director in the period of 2006-2008.
In total, 17 candidates entered the competition for the post of general director of the Boryspil airport and four of them – Valentyn Vyzant, Yurii Solonchuk, Petro Ikanovich, and Serhii Hombolevskyi – were shortlisted. The airport’s acting head challenged this decision in court.