The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed Volodymyr Zhmak as the Chairman of the Board of Joint-Stock Company "Ukrainian Railways" ("Ukrzaliznytsia"). This was stated by representative of the government in the parliament Vasyl Mokan.
"Today, the Cabinet of Ministers made a number of personnel decisions: to appoint: Volodymyr Mykolayovych Zhmak as the chairman of the board of Joint-Stock Company ‘Ukrainian Railways’," Mokan wrote.
It should be noted that Zhmak is a member of the supervisory board of Boryspil International Airport. From 2015 to 2016, he held the position of Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration.
As we reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed a multimillion corruption scheme, used during the procurement of inventory items for repair of passenger rolling stock of Ukrainian Railways.
“The officers of the special service established that during 2019-2020, the branch office allocated over 60 million hryvnias (about $2.17 million) for procurement of inventory items for repair of passenger rolling stock. The structures controlled by the organizers became the winners of the tenders and Ukrzaliznytsia paid them the whole sum of money. The expert studies initiated by the SBU showed unreasonable overvaluation of the cost of the production and it inflicted harm to the state in the sum of almost 12 million hryvnias (about $435,036),” reads the message.