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Ukraine approves new government lineup

February 27, 2014



NNA - Ukraine's parliament approved Oleksander Shlapak, a former economy minister and ex-deputy head of the central bank, as the country's new finance minister on Thursday, Reuters reported.

It also confirmed Andriy Deshchitsya as acting foreign minister and Ihor Tenyukh as acting defence minister - they take on their roles on an interim basis because they are named by the president but Ukraine currently has only an interim president.

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Source: National News Agency (Lebanon)


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