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Ukraine parliament confirms pro-Western Groysman as PM

Ukraine's parliament has confirmed the appointment of pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as premier
AFP

Kiev (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament Thursday confirmed the appointment of pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as premier in a bid to end months of political gridlock and unlock vital aid to the war torn-state.

Lawmakers voted by 257 to 50 to approve the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk — condemned by President Petro Poroshenko for losing the public’s trust — and select Groysman in the first cabinet overhaul since Ukraine’s 2014 pro-EU revolt.

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