Denys Shmyhal Appointed New Minister for Communities of Ukraine
4 February, 2020
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On February 4, the Ukrainian Parliament has appointed Denys Shmyhal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine. 278 MPs voted for the decision.

Shmyhal, a 44-year-old PhD in Economics, had been the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration since August 1, 2019, and, prior to that, director of Burshtyn TPP owned by Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK Westenergy JSC.

He also served as the Head of the Department of Economic Development, Trade and Industry of the Lviv Regional State Administration, and the Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Ministry of Revenue in the Lviv region.

At the same time, Aliona Babak was dismissed from the post of the Minister for Communities and Territories Development after handing in a resignation letter. “This is my personal decision,” said Babak. 266 MPs supported the dismissal.