Cabinet appoints a new board of Naftogaz.

 The Cabinet of Ministers has elected Mauritius Kalugin, an adviser to the Chairman of the Board on gas production, to the Naftogaz’s board.  Other new members of the board include Vladislav Volovik, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board; Olena Boychenko, Director of Human Resources and Social Policy Naftogaz Group; and Roman Chumak, the Head of Treasury Operations and Treasury Department of the Naftogaz Group. According to RBC-Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers convened and dismissed three members of the NAC’s

In a reversal, the 5-member Naftogaz Supervisory Board agreed yesterday to stay on for a one-year term – on the condition that the current Executive Board remains and the roadmap submitted by the Supervisory Board last Friday is respected.

 Clare Spottiswoode, the British energy executive who chairs the Supervisory Board, said yesterday in a video address to the Cabinet of Ministers: “We will carefully consider any good ideas and changes in the implementation of our roadmap proposed to us by the Chairman of the Board [Yuriy Vitrenko].” The Supervisory Board had quit en masse, effective last Friday, in protest over the government’s ‘legal manipulation’ on April 28 to oust Andriy Kobolyev, Naftogaz CEO for seven years.