Yuryk’s predecessor, Volodymyr Zhmak, was fired in March for giving Rinat Akhmetov’s Metinvest Shipping a 38% discount on a 3-year lease on 9,000 freight cars
, reports the Kyiv Post. Zhmak and Metinvest did not give their version. President Zelenskiy said Thursday that railroad freight rates will rise to international levels. The price for iron ore, a major Metinvest export, has doubled over the last year.