Ukrainian PM submits motion to tap Klymenko as interior minister

6 February, 07:35 PM
Ihor Klymenko (Photo:Національна поліція України / Facebook)

Ihor Klymenko (Photo:Національна поліція України / Facebook)

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has registered a motion from Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to appoint Ihor Klymenko as Interior Minister, the government’s permanent representative in parliament, Taras Melnychuk, said on the Telegram messenger on Feb. 6.

“The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a motion submitted by … Shmyhal to appoint Ihor Volodymyrovych Klymenko as the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine,” Melnychuk said.

Currently, Klymenko holds the position of acting minister.

The head of the Servant of the People faction, David Arakhamia, said on Feb. 6 that the Verkhovna Rada would consider the appointment of the heads of the Interior Ministry and the SBU security service of Ukraine this week.

Video of day

A helicopter of the State Emergency Service carrying the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on board crashed in a residential area of Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, on the morning of Jan. 18.

The aircraft crashed near a kindergarten and an apartment building, killing all nice people on board.

They six members of the Interior Ministry’s task force died in the crash, including Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi, his deputy Yevhen Yenin, and the ministry’s state secretary, Yuriy Lubkovych. The three crew members of the helicopter also died.

The Interior Ministry officials were on an official trip to Kharkiv Oblast in eastern Ukraine when the crash occurred.

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