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Ukraine parliament approves Poroshenko's choice of defense minister
July 3, 2014 / 9:55 AM / in 3 years

Ukraine parliament approves Poroshenko's choice of defense minister

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday approved Valery Heletey as defense minister as proposed by President Petro Poroshenko.

The assembly voted 260 in favor of the appointment of the 46-year-old colonel-general who headed security at the presidential and parliamentary administration.

Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Thomas Grove

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