June 7, 2018 / 11:52 AM / 2 months ago

Ukraine's parliament votes to dismiss finance minister

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk after he publicly fell out with the prime minister.

Ukrainian finance minister Oleksandr Danylyuk addresses lawmakers before voting on his dismissal during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Danylyuk had said on Wednesday he had been asked to support “political corruption” or to quit after Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman formally asked parliament to sack him.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by Gareth Jones

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