Stasys Dailydka, long-standing CEO of Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG), has turned in his resignation, the state-run company said.
Stasys Dailydka
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"Actions of certain groups targeted directly against me affect one of Europe's strongest transport companies, thus damaging its image and reputation. In the current situation, I do not see a possibility to continue the work that has been started," LG cited Dailydka as saying in a press release.

Dailydka expressed hope that his post at the helm of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai would be taken by a professional who "will preserve the name of a reliable haulage and logistics partner, and the company will continue its successful competition on the transport market."

On Thursday, Dailydka and Rimantas Sinkevičius, acting head of the Transport and Communications Ministry that operates the railway company, had an unannounced meeting with outgoing Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.

Dailydka, 63-year-old doctor of transport engineering by education, has been heading Lietuvos Geležinkeliai for a decade after serving as the chief of the company's Passenger Transport Board in 2002-2006. He also held a leading position in Lindra company and headed Lietuvos Avialinijos airline for five years.

Lithuania's media has lately raised questions about LG distribution of support and internal deals, by which the company purchased locomotive parts from Russia without any tenders.

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