In other words, they were nominees of civil society leaders who rose to prominence on the wave of the EuroMaidan Revolution that drove President Viktor Yanukovych out of power.
They entered government hopeful to make changes. Almost eight months later, however, most of those people are out of their positions, with departures sometimes accompanied by scandal and other times by extreme frustration. Moreover, none of the Maidan appointees has lived up to expectations, arguably with Education Minister Serhiy Kvit as the lone exception.
Among those who quickly departed from government service are Tetiana Chornovol, the anti-corruption commissioner; Pavlo Sheremeta, the economy minister; Oleh Musiy, the health minister; Andriy Deshchytsia, the foreign minister and Stepan Kubiv, the national bank governor.