Cabinet sacks Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Director Viatrovych

14:54, 18 September 2019
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"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.

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