Shmyhal confirms dismissal of Shkarlet and Ryabikin, announces their replacements in cabinet reshuffle

18 March, 09:34 PM
Denys Shmyhal (Photo:Денис Шмигаль/Telegram)

Denys Shmyhal (Photo:Денис Шмигаль/Telegram)

The dismissal of Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet and Minister of Strategic Industries Pavlo Ryabikin was confirmed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on his Telegram channel on March 18.

“Today, at a meeting of the faction of the Servant of the People political party, personnel changes in the government, which are planned for next week, were discussed,” Shmyhal wrote.

Specifically, he confirmed that Oksen Lisovyi has been appointed to the position previously held by Serhiy Shkarlet as the Minister of Education and Science.

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He also mentioned that Oleksandr Kamyshin has been designated as the replacement for Pavel Ryabikin in the position of Minister of Strategic Industries.

Denys Shmyhal announced another change in the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

“Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov will take care of a number of areas, in addition to digitalization,” the prime minister said.

“His future position is Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technology, and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.”

Earlier, it was reported in the media that Serhiy Shkarlet was stepping down from his role as the Minister of Education and Science in Ukraine.

Yaroslav Zheleznyak, an MP from the Holos faction, had previously announced that the director of the Small Academy of Sciences, Oksen Lisovyi, would become the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Starting from Nov. 4, 2021, Pavlo Ryabikin served as the leader of the Ministry of Strategic Industries. Prior to that, he held positions as the head of the State Customs Service and oversaw the management of Boryspil Airport.

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