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Ukraine has a new Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration

Verkhovna Rada dismissed Vadym Prystaiko from the post of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. Instead, deputies appointed Olga Stefanishina.

255 parliamentarians voted for this decision.

The other day, the information that Stefanishina’s candidacy was approved by the “People’s servant” faction for the post of Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration was announced by Oleksandr Kachura, a Deputy from this political force.

Olga Stefanishina, 35 years old, is an international lawyer and a specialist in European law. She has been working on the position of a General Director of the Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Coordination of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Secretariat from 2017 to 2019.

Vadym Prystaiko is expected to head one of Ukraine’s foreign diplomatic missions: he may be appointed Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Pristaiko is a career diplomat, served as ambassador to Canada until his appointment to the government, headed a mission to NATO, and was Deputy and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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