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    The Ukrainian parliament approved on Thursday the new cabinet of ministers proposed by Prime Minister Volodomyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — As many as 239 lawmakers of the parliament backed the proposal, exceeding the minimum of 226 votes.

    Earlier in the day, the parliament accepted Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation and appointed Parliament speaker Groysman to the position. The parliament also relieved from office all ministers of the Yatsenyuk government with 281 votes of lawmakers.

    Current deputy head of the Presidential Administration Oleksandr Danylyuk was appointed as the Finance Minister.

    Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, top diplomat Pavlo Klimkin, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko were reappointed and therefore maintained their positions in the cabinet of ministers.

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