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 Parliament fires Finance Minister Danyliuk

The parliament upheld Oleksandr Danyliuk’s dismissal from the post of the Finance Minister.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, 254 lawmakers voted to dismiss Danyliuk.

On June 6, Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman filed a request to the Verkhovna Rada on Danyliuk’s dismissal from his post accusing him of disseminating distorted information among Ukraine’s foreign partners and urged the lawmakers to fire the minister without delay.

As reported, Danyliuk tried to steamroll the appointment of his adviser Yana Buhrimova to the post of Deputy Finance Minister in charge of customs policy at the government meeting on May 23. The minister’s request was denied following a short squabble with PM Hroisman during which Danyliuk even mentioned his resignation. However, he later said he had no intent to resign.

The finance minister also wrote a letter to the G7 ambassadors to avoid possible manipulations surrounding his conflict with the prime minister. In his letter published May 31, which was written before Hroisman's May 25 visit to Brussels, Danyliuk stressed that he insists on the right to form his own team independently - without agreement of the prime minister or the president, who allegedly sought persons put forward by MPs Ihor Kononenko and Nina Yuzhanina to be appointed to this post.

Hroisman considers that letter unacceptable.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3070289