Rada supports coalition-proposed government lineup
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has endorsed the list of candidates for ministerial posts proposed by the majority coalition.
A total of 288 MPs voted for this decision at the meeting on Tuesday evening.
The government includes three foreigners who have been granted the citizenship of Ukraine.
Thus, the Verkhovna Rada has approved Yuriy Zubko (Poroshenko Bloc) as deputy premier – housing and utilities minister, Viacheslav Kyrylenko (People's Front) as deputy premier for humanitarian issues, Valeriy Vorschevsky (Liashko's Radical Party) as deputy prime minister, Hanna Onyschenko (People's Bloc) as minister of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Alexander Kvitashvili (Poroshenko Bloc) has been appointed to the post of health minister, Aivaras Abromavicius (Poroshenko loc) as economy minister, Natalie Jaresko (Poroshenko Bloc) as the finance minister, Serhiy Kvit (Poroshenko Bloc) as education minister, and Volodymyr Demchyshyn (Poroshenko Bloc) as energy minister.
Arsen Avakov (People's Front) has been appointed as interior minister, Pavlo Petrenko (People's Front) as justice minister, Ihor Zhdanov (Batkivschyna) as youth and sports minister, Ihor Shevchenko (Batkivschyna) as ecology minister, and Oleksiy Pavlenko (Samopomich) as agrarian policy minister.
MPs have approves Pavlo Rozenko (Poroshenko Bloc) as social policy minister, and Andriy Pyvovarsky (Poroshenko Bloc) as infrastructure minister.
Yuriy Stets (Poroshenko Bloc) has been appointed to the newly created post of the information policy minister.
As reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that he had signed a decree to grant Ukrainian citizenship to Natalie Jaresko (previously a citizen of the U.S.), Alexander Kvitashvili (Georgia) and Aivaras Abromavicius (Lithuania).