Ukraine hands foreigners government posts

It should also be important to note that Poroshenko was likely brought to power by yours truly, George Soros (see also HERE and HERE for plenty of info), a convicted felon banned from France (and five other countries) who likes to play king-maker in getting presidents elected by funneling millions of dollars through front organizations and also tries to break national currencies such as the British Pound.


Kiev: Ukraine has handed foreigners, including a US citizen, top posts in a new reformist government it says is aimed at rooting out endemic corruption.

President Petro Poroshenko told a marathon parliament hearing on Tuesday that Ukraine has to learn from “foreign experience” as it tries to climb out of bankruptcy that many blame on decades of political gridlock and graft.

He then signed decrees awarding Ukrainian citizenship to US national Natalie Jaresko – the head of a private equity fund whom parliament confirmed as finance minister – and Lithuanian investment banker and new economy chief Aivaras Abromavicius.

Lawmakers also confirmed the New York-based Georgian former health minister Alexander Kvitashvili will now serve the same role in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak kept their posts on a day that saw a local truce agreed at Donetsk airport – the focal point of a war that has claimed more than 4300 lives – and a broader ceasefire “agreed in principle” for the other rebel province of Lugansk.

After past accusations of US meddling in Ukrainian politics, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf denied that Washington had any hand in the choice of an American as finance minister.

“This is a choice for the Ukrainian people and their elected representatives. This is their decision,” Ms Harf told reporters.

“I don’t think we had anything to do it with at all.”

Full article: Ukraine hands foreigners government posts (The Sidney Morning Herald)

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