Ukrainian lawmakers approved the candidacy of Andriy Zahorodnyuk as the new Defense Minister of Ukraine. They supported the respective document (No.1023) with 314 votes (226 are necessary to pass).
Former advisor of President Volodymyr Zelensky, Zahorodnyuk is a civilian figure that supported the Ukrainian military since the beginning of Donbas conflict; he is also the ex-member of Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom, the country's leading defense company.
Zahorodnyuk also served as the chief of the Reforms Office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry.
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