Ukraine’s Cabinet taps ex-Minister Chernyshov as Naftogaz chief

4 November 2022, 12:58 PM
Oleksiy Chernyshov and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Office of the President)

Oleksiy Chernyshov and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Office of the President)

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers tapped former Minister of Regional Development Oleksiy Chernyshov to head the state-owned fossil fuel company Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to a government resolution published on Nov. 3.

To appoint Oleksiy Mykhailovych Chernyshov as Chairman of the Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine,” reads government resolution No. 983. The resolution will come into force on Nov. 4.

On Nov. 2, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, registered Chernyshov letter of resignation from his ministerial duties. It was approved on Nov. 3.

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The previous head of Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko, was dismissed on Nov. 1.

Meanwhile, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention noted that appointing Chernyshov as Naftogaz head would violate the Law on the Prevention of Corruption.

Chernyshov was appointed as Minister of Regional Development by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in March 2020. Prior to that, he headed Kyiv Oblast's State Administration from October 2019 to March 2020.

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