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Ukraine's government has sacked Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych.

"Guys, some insight. Viatrovych has just been fired," MP from the Servant of the People Maksym Buzhanskiy wrote on Facebook.

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Viatrovych confirmed the information.

"I have completed my term as Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. These were eventful five and a half years," he wrote on Facebook.

Speaking in a comment to UNIAN, Viatrovych said the decision had been made by the Cabinet of Ministers.

"I've been dismissed in keeping with a Cabinet decision; it will be announced officially," he said.

Viatrovych said Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk had assured him that the Institute would continue working within its main areas as a central executive agency.

Viatrovych also emphasized the importance of continuing efforts to popularize history. "Who will be the successor? This position requires a competition, and it is obvious that we will learn this following its result," he added.

Viatrovych has held the post since 2014.