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Former Deputy Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko became a new deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, who will replace Dmytro Shymkiv, who earlier today announced he quit civil service to return to business.

"I received an offer from the Presidential Administration, which was agreed with the president, to assume the post of deputy head of the presidential staff, and I accepted it," Marchenko told a Kyiv briefing Friday.

"In the coming months and years, I intend to work in the Presidential Administration, I plan to implement the course of the President of Ukraine, the course of reforms of the President of Ukraine," he said.

According to Marchenko, in the presidential administration, he will be responsible for the economic bloc.

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"These are all issues that I know well, I have good experience in the government, in the Cabinet's team, and now I will be in the team of the president of Ukraine," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Dmytro Shymkiv, is leaving the civil service, having decided to return to business.

UNIAN memo. Serhiy Marchenko was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in May 2016, overseeing issues of fiscal decentralization, budget, and tax policy. On July 7, 2018, Marchenko filed a resignation letter.