Head of Ukrainian Railways Kamyshin resigns

Aleksander Kamyshin resigns as head of Ukrainian Railways Oleksandr Kubrakov on Twitter

“Day 369 of the war. The railway continues to operate according to schedule, and I am resigning”. Ukrainian Railways CEO Alexander Kamyshin has signed his resignation letter and will lead the Office of European Integration of Ukrainian Railways in Europe, he announced on Monday on his social media channels.

The decision was made upon agreement of Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure.
Kubrakov showed his gratitude to Kamyshin on Twitter: “Grateful to him & the entire team for their dedicated work. A year of resistance to the Russian aggression showed the true indomitability of the railway family”.

The news comes a few days after Ukrainian Railways announced it will set up a European freight branch in 2023. “Unfortunately, it is difficult for our cargo carriers to use European freight transportation”, Kamyshin said to Interfax-Ukraine.

Ukrainian Railways plays an important role during the war, evacuating people, transporting relief aid and goods and making stations a rallying point for communities with heating and electricity. Kamyshin has headed the railway company on an interim basis since August 2021. In April 2022 he was appointed chief, taking up a visible role by regularly posting updates and pictures of the work of the railways and keeping the spirits high.

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

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