Decision to replace Naftogaz CEO was approved in line with the law – Shmyhal.

The government’s decision to replace the management of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine was approved in accordance with the law, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.

"There was a rotation of the Naftogaz management in accordance with the law and in accordance with all legal procedures. Everyone saw the reporting, everyone saw that it was a decision of the Ukrainian government. Of course, it was the Ukrainian government that made the decision in line with Ukrainian law,” Shmyhal said on the air of 1+1 TV Channel, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The prime minister noted that he discussed this issue at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “In the conversation with Mr. Blinken, we discussed the issue of reforms in Ukraine in general, a number of reforms. The corporate [governance] reform was among them, this is an important issue in the development of our state. "

As reported, on April 28, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed Andriy Kobolyev as CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and appointed Yuriy Vitrenko to replace him.

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