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 Cabinet dismissed State Aviation Service Head Antoniuk, - Minister Pyvovarskyi

The Cabinet of Ministers decided to dismiss State Aviation Service Head Denys Antoniuk.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andrii Pyvovarskyi at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday.

"Some time ago, the government announced an investigation into State Aviation Service Head's activities. The Ministry of Infrastructure and the government have to abide by a specific procedure, which stipulates for how the investigation proceeds, and who is in charge of it. This investigation is completed," he said.

According to the minister, on Friday, a decision was taken to make the results of the investigation public by posting them on the ministry's website.

"Based on the investigation, today, following my recommendation the Cabinet of Ministers decided to dismiss Denys Antoniuk from the office," the minister said.

Pyvovarskyi added that the new head of the State Aviation Service will be selected through an open competition.

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As reported, the decision was taken on Friday, Sept. 4.

As reported earlier, June 26, Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili slammed Antoniuk for a number of decisions taken by the service on admission and non-admission of certain airlines to Ukraine's market and Odesa in particular.

The following day, president Poroshenko said that Antoniuk would be suspended, with an internal investigation to be conducted within the authority.

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Later on, Antoniuk addressed Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin claiming his illegal suspension from the office due to an alleged misconduct of the Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Antoniuk was restored in the office due to conclusion of the investigation.
 
 
 
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