Ukraine’s parliament fails again to appoint Yuriy Vitrenko as Energy Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Only 204 MPs supported the decision
15:00, 28 January 2021

Former Executive Director of Naftogaz-Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko
RIA Novosti

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has failed to vote for the appointment of Yuriy Vitrenko as the First Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Energy. Only 204 MPs supported the decision as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

“In accordance with paragraph 12, part 1, article 85 and part 4, article 114 of the Constitution of Ukraine, on the nomination of the faction of the political party the Servant of the People, according to part 10, article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine that has the right of the coalition of the factions at the Verkhovna Rada of IX convocation, I table the submission on the appointment of Yuriy Yu. Vitrenko as the First Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Energy of Ukraine. I ask you to support it. Thank you,” Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal said.

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On December 17, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not support the appointment of Yuriy Vitrenko as the First Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Energy.

On December 21, the Cabinet of Minister appointed Vitrenko as acting Minister for Energy.

Yuriy Vitrenko is an economist and financier, the son of politician Natalya Vitrenko and Director-General of AYA Capital investment company.

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He worked in Naftogaz-Ukraine for 18 years. He was the assistant of the deputy chairman of the board, head of detachments of corporate finance, chief adviser of chairman of the board, and an external advisor. In November 2018, he was appointed to the position of executive director. The last position of Vitrenko at the company was the director of business development.

However, on June 11, 2020, Naftogaz revoked Yuriy Vitrenko from the position of the representative of the shareholder at the supervisory board of Ukrnafta. On July 17, 2020, Vitrenko left the position of Naftogaz executive director

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