Oleksandr Malin, who previously served as Ukraine’s first deputy minister of infrastructure, may be appointed to the post of general director of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia), a source in Ukrzaliznytsia has told the CFTS portal.

The press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure told the CFTS that Malin has not been appointed to this position.

At the same time, according to the CFTS’ sources in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Malin and Ukrzaliznytsia’s First Deputy General Director Maksym Blank held a meeting with the newly appointed minister on Thursday morning.

In 2014, Malin has headed Ukravtodor (from March 12 to June) and served as the first deputy minister of infrastructure (from June to October).

Malin was relieved of his post on 16 October 2014 at his own request. According to information on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, Malin falls under the provisions of the Law on Lustration, but he managed to write a letter of resignation before the law entered into force. Before his appointment to the positions in Kiev, Malin was the Odessa regional administration’s deputy head responsible for housing and utilities.

As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia’s previous head Borys Ostapiuk headed the state monopoly from April to November 2014.