President Zelensky taps Prystaiko to head Ukraine's foreign ministry

18:30, 11 June 2019
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The relevant motion was filed with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Tuesday, along with the one on the dismissal of Pavlo Klimkin, the incumbent chief of Ukraine's diplomacy, that's according to deputy chief of presidential administration Ruslan Riaboshapka, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

"The President signed a submission on the dismissal of [Pavlo] Klimkin from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, and also introduced the submission on the appointment of Vadym Prystaiko Minister of Foreign Affairs," he said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 30, Zelensky had already submitted to the Verkhovna Rada the motions on ​​the dismissal of Foreign Minister Klimkin, Defense Minister Poltorak and Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak.

On June 6, the Verkhovna Rada failed to pass said submissions.

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