Speaking in parliament on June 19, Poroshenko said he
wanted to form a team of “patriots, professionals and like-minded people,”
proposing Pavlo Klimkin as foreign minister, Valeria Gontareva to head the National Bank of Ukraine and Viltaly
Yarema as prosecutor general.
By law, the president can also
appoint and dismiss the country’s minister of defense and the head of the State
Security Service (SBU).
The appointments show that Poroshenko is seeking to
fill out his government with people he knows and trusts, experts say.