The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed Borys Ostapiuk from the post of general director of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia). The relevant Cabinet of Ministers directive, which is dated 26 November 2014, is posted on its official website.

In comments to the CFTS portal, Maksym Blank said he was now the acting general director of Ukrzaliznytsia.

As reported, Ostapiuk was appointed as the general director of Ukrzaliznytsia in April 2014. Previously, Ostapiuk held senior positions in the railway industry in 2005, 2007, and 2010. In particular, he held the posts of deputy general director of Ukrzaliznytsia and head of the Donetsk railway.

Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk ordered an audit of Ukrzaliznytsia in September. It was reported that information about possible abuses in the financial and economic operations of Ukrzaliznytsia and corruption within Ukrzaliznytsia had been received from law enforcement authorities. In connection with this, an interagency commission was set up in the Ministry of Infrastructure. Members of the commission include representatives of the government agencies responsible for implementation of anti-corruption policy.

It became known last week that Ostapiuk had returned to work as the head of Ukrzaliznytsia.