November 22, 2018 / 4:55 PM / 20 days ago

Ukraine parliament confirms Markarova as finance minister

KIEV, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday appointed Oksana Markarova as Finance Minister nearly half a year after her predecessor Oleksandr Danylyuk was sacked following a public spat with the prime minister.

Markarova, who was nominated by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, has served as acting minister since June and been a key negotiator with the International Monetary Fund about a new stand-by loan. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Matthias Williams and Alison Williams)

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