August 29, 2019 / 12:15 PM / 2 months ago

Ukraine President nominates new foreign, defense ministers

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday nominated Vadym Prystaiko, former Ukrainian ambassador to NATO, as foreign minister, a parliamentary draft resolution showed.

Zelenskiy also proposed to appoint Andriy Zahorodnyuk, a lawyer and activist, as defense minister.

The parliament is likely to vote for them later on Thursday.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Toby Chopra

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