The Verkhovna Rada has appointed Anatoliy Kinakh as Economics Minister of Ukraine.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, 255 out of 266 lawmakers, present in the chamber, voted for this.

A.Kinakh was born in Moldova in 1954. He graduated from Leningradskiy Ship-Building Insitute.

He was a member of the Ukrainian Parliament of four convocations. A.Kinakh is chairman of the Party of Industrialists and Businessmen of Ukraine, member of the Council for National Security and Defense of Ukraine.

He occupied posts of Prime Minister of Ukraine, security chief.