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Ukrainian Lawmakers Dismiss Finance Minister, Pass Anticorruption Court

Ukrainian Lawmakers Dismiss Finance Minister, Pass Anticorruption Court
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Ukrainian lawmakers have voted to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk after a public spat with the country’s prime minister, in a move expected to raise concern among the country’s foreign backers.

Ukraine Convulses Over Approval Of Anti-Corruption Court

A total of 254 lawmakers in the 450-seat parliament on June 7 supported a motion submitted by Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman to fire Danylyuk, a respected reformer backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Interfax news agency reported that Oksana Markarova, the first deputy finance minister since 2015, had been unanimously approved as acting finance minister…

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