Verkhovna Rada appoints Alexander Tkachenko as new Minister of Culture

The newly elected Minister Alexander Tkachenko took the oath. Photo: Twitter Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Alexander Tkachenko, the head of the Ministry of Culture, who promised to address issues of faith, language and history, was appointed by 263 people's deputies.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed Alexander Tkachenko, the people’s deputy from the “Servant of the People” faction, the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Humanitarian and Information Policy and the Honorary President of “1 + 1 Media”, to the post of Minister of Culture and Information Policy. The corresponding decision was made at a parliamentary meeting on June 4, 2020, according to VR's Twitter account.

The decision was supported by 263 deputies. 55 deputies voted against, 44 abstained. 27 deputies did not participate in the voting.

At the same meeting, deputies supported the early termination of Tkachenko's deputy powers.

A few minutes later, the newly appointed Minister of Culture took the oath.

As reported earlier, as the Minister of Culture, Tkachenko promised to tackle religious issues and announced the importance of adopting the Law “On Media”.

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