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 Corruption in Ukrzaliznytsia increased manyfold with Balczun at the helm, - Infrastructure Minister Omelian

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Ukrzaliznytsia CEO Wojciech Balczun should provide a full report of his activities at the helm of the company, then meet law enforcement agencies for explanations of corruption at UZ, and after that we might discuss new leadership and new financial plan.

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian told NV in an interview, Censor.NET reports.

"My logic is as follows: Balczun reports, resigns, goes to the law enforcement agencies; new leadership is appointed who propose a new financial plan after they communicate with the business and guarantee that the tariff increase will be spent on modernization and improvement of the company. I see no other algorithm here," he said.

Answering a question whether Balczun succeeded in lowering the level of corruption in Ukrzaliznytsia, the minister said that it has significantly increased.

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"Of course not. It only got worse with him. It has increased manyfold. I am not the only one to say that; the business says that, the law enforcement agencies say that. Ask SBU [Security Service of Ukraine - ed.].

"I appreciate their state stance. Every single week SBU, the National police, and PGO [Prosecutor's Office - ed.] conduct raids at the railway. Every single week we see arrests for bribes of tens of thousands of dollars," Omelian added.
 
 
 
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