Ukraine’s Rada sacks health, finance ministers amid virus crisis

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, has dismissed Health Minister Illia Yemets and Finance Minister Ihor Umansky.

The move on Yemets was backed by 271 MPs, while 249 lawmakers voted for Umansky’s sacking.

Yemets and Umansky were appointed to their posts in the Cabinet of Ministers on March 4, 2020, under the leadership of incumbent Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

At the same time, the Rada failed to approve Maksym Stepanov as Yemets’s successor.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Member of Parliament with the European Solidarity parliamentary faction Iryna Gerashchenko said Serhiy Marchenko was being considered as a nominee for the finance minister’s post, while Maksym Stepanov was seen as a candidate for a health minister’s post.

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    • The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed Maksym Stepanov to the post of health minister.
      A total of 246 MPs voted in favor of a relevant decision at an extraordinary parliamentary meeting on March 30, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

      Stepanov from 2017 to 2019 served as chairman of Odesa Regional State Administration. Prior to that, he worked for five years as director of the state enterprise Polygraph Combine “Ukraine” for Securities’ Production.

      As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dismissed Ilya Yemets from the post of health minister.

      Does he have a medical degree? No.

    • Serhiy Marchenko has been appointed Ukraine’s finance minister after repeat voting by the Verkhovna Rada, the country’s parliament. The decision was made at a special parliament meeting on March 30. Read also Ukraine’s Rada sacks health, finance ministers amid virus crisis It was backed by 256 Members of Parliament with the required minimum being 226.

      Ukraine has a new health and finance Minster for another month…….carry on!

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