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 Ukrzaliznytsia official Fedorko suspended over drunken car crash

On July 4, 2016 Wojciech Balczun, the CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia state railway network operator, removed Freight Transport and Logistics Director Ivan Fedorko from office. The decision will stay in force for the period of establishing the circumstances around the accident that occurred on July 3 near the town of Boiarka.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrzaliznytsia press service.

"In the current situation, Ukrzaliznytsia will act solely within the legal framework. Further decisions on the extension of labor relations with Ivan Fedorko will be taken based on the results of investigation. Ukrzaliznytsia hopes for an objective investigation into the incident. All available information indicates that Ivan Fedorko's behavior was unacceptable, and Ukrzaliznytsia will take all appropriate disciplinary measures in this case. Ukrzaliznytsia expresses condolences to those who suffered in the accident. The company will do its utmost to facilitate the provision of medical assistance to the victims, including offering them to undergo treatment in railway hospitals," the statement notes.

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Earlier, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian asked for Fedorko's resignation: "As for the situation around the accident involving Ukrzaliznytsia's employee Ivan Fedorko, I first of all want to apologize to the suffered ones. In the morning, I addressed Wojciech Balczun with a request to immediately dismiss the culprit until the end of the today. I hope for an impartial investigation into the incident by law enforcement authorities."

As previously reported, an accident occurred on a highway near Boiarka, after a car driven by intoxicated Ivan Fedorko, Ukrzaliznytsia top manager, moved into the oncoming lane and collided with a car driven by journalist Maks Levin with his wife and two young children on board. As a result, Levin's wife and a young son were hospitalized with multiple injuries. Criminal proceedings have been instituted upon the accident, while Fedorko, who escaped the scene, has been put on the wanted list.
 
 
 
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