Former executive director of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko was appointed first deputy minister of energy of Ukraine on December 21. In addition, he was entrusted with the temporary duty of the Minister of Energy, - the Government Portal reports.
At the same time, the government decided to dismiss First Deputy Energy Minister Olha Buslavets according to her application.
The order on the temporary assignment of duties of the Minister of Energy to Yuriy Boyko was declared invalid, - the message says.
As reported, Olha Buslavets had submitted her resignation on December 21.
Economic Pravda recalls that the Verkhovna Rada did not support the appointment of Yuriy Vitrenko to the post of First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Energy at a meeting on December 17. Vitrenko wished the people's deputies "to find the best candidate who can make our country stronger". Head of the Servant of the People faction Davyd Arakhamia stated that the Verkhovna Rada would be able to consider the issue of appointing Yuriy Vitrenko as First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Energy in January.
Former Naftogaz executive director Yuriy Vitrenko will receive $4 million in government bonds for a period of 5 years to eliminate conflicts of interest before a possible appointment to a senior government position.