Denys Shmygal appointed as new Ukraine PM

Denys Shmygal appointed as new Ukraine PM

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Kiev, Mar 4 : Former Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister Denys Shmygal was on Wednesday appointed as country's new Prime Minister following Oleksiy Honcharuk's resignation, that was accepted by the country's Parliament during an extraordinary session.

The decision to appoint Shmygal was supported by 291 lawmakers with the required minimum of 226 votes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy nominated Shmygal for the Prime Minister’s position.

Earlier in the day, Mr Shmygal said that the end of conflict in Donbas and further decentralization reform are among priorities for Ukraine’s new cabinet of ministers. "And the most important thing is to strengthen national security and defense, end the war in the Donbas and return the annexed Crimea," Shmygal said. The prime minister nominee also said that Kiev would continue its reforms, including the decentralization reform which he worked on when he served as the deputy prime minister. (UNI)