Materials on 29 August 2019 year

  • Prosecutor-general resigns Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko has tendered his resignation. He has announced this during an interview with journalist Dmytro Gordon. Parliament planned to dismiss Lutsenko today…
  • Ex-health minister out on bail Former Health Minister Rayisa Bohatyryova has been released from a remand centre after MP Vadym Novynskyy bailed her out for 6m hryvnyas (0.24m dollars), her lawyer Dmytro Belyayev…
  • New Ukrainian parliament convenes, elects speaker The Ukrainian parliament of the ninth convocation has convened for the first time today. The session started with 405 MPs taking the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. MPs…
  • President: new parliament to be the best or be dissolved President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has threatened that he will dissolve parliament in a year if it does not live up to expectations. At the same time, Zelenskyy expressed the hope that…
  • Parliament endorses new premier Parliament has approved lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk as new prime minister of Ukraine. He was nominated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and supported by 290 MPs. Aged 35, Honcharuk…
  • Poroshenko's party crosses over to opposition The European Solidarity party will be in opposition to the current authorities, the faction's co-chairperson, Iryna Herashchenko, has said at a parliament session. “I want to say…
  • Acting health minister resigns Acting Health Minister Ulyana Suprun has tendered her resignation letter to newly-appointed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk. Her deputies Pavlo Kovtonyuk and Oleksandr Linchevskyy…
  • Ivan Bakanov appointed chief of Security Service of Ukraine Parliament has dismissed the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, and appointed Ivan Bakanov to the post. The decisions were adopted by 333 and 319 votes…
  • Parliament appoints new cabinet Parliament has appointed the new Cabinet of Ministers. It particular, it appointed Andriy Zahorodnyuk as defence minister and Vadym Prystayko as foreign minister. They were nominated…