The Ministry of Infrastructure is proposing that the Cabinet of Ministers dismiss the state-owned Odessa railway’s head Viktor Frunza. This is stated in the text of an Infrastructure Ministry petition to Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk, the text of which the CFTS obtained.

As reported, Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi said on Tuesday, February 17, that the management of one railway would be replaced because of the creation of problems for the ArcelorMittal Krivyi Rih steel plant, but he did not name the railway.

The minister proposes replacing Frunza with Hryhorii Boiko, who worked at the Odessa railway from 1984 to 2005, rising from the position of a station duty officer to the position of chief engineer.

Boiko headed the Yuzhnaya railway from June to December 2005. He held executive positions at the Odessa railway from December 2006 to April 2014: the position of deputy railway chief and the position of deputy chief engineer. From May 2014 to the present, he is a specialist on maintenance of buildings and structures at the Odessa railway.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers directive No. 497 of 21 May 2014 appointed Frunza as the head of the Odessa railway.