Mykola Serhienko, a former first deputy general director of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia), died on January 26 at the age of 58. This was announced on the official website of Ukrzaliznytsia.

Citing a source in the Kiev police, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reported that Serhienko wife called the police on January 26 after finding his body with a gunshot wound to the head. She said that her husband called after she left their home and said that he did not want to live. According to her, she discovered his body with a wound from a registered hunting rifle when she returned home.

Police are treating his death as a suicide because signs of involvement of outsiders were not found on the scene.

Serhienko graduated from the Kharkov Railway Transport Institute in 1981. During his career, he held the posts of head of Ukrzaliznytsia’s main locomotive department, head of Pridneprovskaya railway, head of the Donetskaya railway, deputy general director of Ukrzaliznytsia, first deputy general director of Ukrzaliznytsia, and chief advisor to the general director of Ukrzaliznytsia.