Ukraine's parliament dismisses Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna
18 July, 2022

The Verkhovna Rada has approved the resignation of Maryna Lazebna from the position of Minister of Social Policy, MPs Yaroslav Zheleznyak and Oleksiy Honcharenko informed.

 Lazebna's resignation was initially reported on July 15.

277 parliamentarians supported the resignation. The candidate for the post of Minister of Social Policy is Oksana Zholnovych — she currently heads the Department of Social Policy and Health Care in the Office of the President. The parliament plans to consider her appointment on July 19.

Lazebna became the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine in March 2020, when the deputies dismissed the then head of government, Oleksiy Honcharuk. Denys Shmyhal became the new prime minister, and after that, a new Cabinet was appointed.

Currently, from the "original composition" of Shmyhal's government, only a third of the officials have retained their positions in the Cabinet of Ministers – the rest have been dismissed or reassigned.

Before Lazebna, in March 2022, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko resigned, and he was replaced by Servant of the People MP and head of the Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy Mykola Solskyi.