Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian has said that the heads of all Ukrainian seaports will be selected via competitions this year.

"All ports, all those remaining, will go to competitions this year. No exceptions," Omelian wrote on Facebook.

At the same time, he said that the procedure for competitions in the country was not working the way he would like.

"However, it is necessary to do something about competitions because they sometimes yield genuine surprises and not the expected delight," he said.