The appointment was backed by 263 MPs / Photo from Oleksandr Tkachenko's Facebook page

Ukrainian lawmakers have voted for the appointment of Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Oleksandr Tkachenko as the country's new Culture and Information Policy Minister.

Some 263 MPs voted for the decision.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Servant of the People faction on June 1 supported Tkachenko's nomination for the ministerial post.

On June 3, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal had submitted new nominations to Cabinet posts for approval by parliament.

The Verkhovna Rada's Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy recommended that lawmakers vote for Tkachenko's appointment.