The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed Mykola Zlochevsky to the post of the environment minister.
A total of 259 out of 437 MPs registered in the hall voted for a relevant resolution on Friday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tabled an official nomination of Zlochevsky to th is post.
The premier said that Zlochevsky is an experienced official.
After the vote Zlochevsky took the oath of office.
Zlochevsky, a member of the Party of Regions, born in 1966, was appointed this March head of the State Committee for Material Reserve. Earlier he was a member of the Verkhovna Rada of the fourth through sixth convocations. In 2003-2005 he headed the State Committee for Natural Resources.
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