Kryvonos was appointed by presidential edict.
As of 13:45 the edict wasn't published on the president's website.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, Kryvonos will head an interdepartmental commission on military-technical cooperation policy and export control as well.
Kryvonos was born on July 26, 1970 in Kremenchuh, Poltava region. He was commander of the 8th Khmelnytskyi Special Purpose Regiment. He participated in many international maneuvers. He was a commander of the defense of Kramatorsk aerodrome in 2014.
Deputy commander of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces and presidential candidate Serhii Kryvonos has announced that he is withdrawing from the presidential election in favor of incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko.
The candidate noted that the main motive for his participation in the presidential campaign was disagreement with the situation in the security and defense sector of Ukraine.