Dmytro Kuleba becomes a new foreign minister / Photo from UNIAN

Dmytro Kuleba has been tapped to head Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as 288 lawmakers out of the 382 MPs registered in the session hall on March 4 voted for the appointment, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Some 242 members of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction voted for Kuleba's appointment, while 18 votes in his favor were given by the For Future group and 16 by the Dovira group. Moreover, 12 independent MPs backed his appointment.

The Opposition Platform – For Life Party, Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna Party, Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity Party, and the Holos (Voice) Party did not give any vote in support of Kuleba.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada appointed Denys Shmyhal as Ukraine's Prime Minister, having accepted Oleksiy Honcharuk's resignation from that post. Parliamentarians also elected a new Cabinet.

In the previous government, Kuleba was Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.