The National Security and Defense Council instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to assign the duties of CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia to Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov

. If approved by the railroad’s Supervisory Board, Kubrakov would succeed Ivan Yuryk and become the fourth head of the railroad in the two years of the Zelenskiy presidency. The Council also formally requested the railroad to raise freight rates to ‘economically justified levels.’ UZ moves 82% of the freight in Ukraine.