“This is a Cabinet of stagnation,” says Hlib
Vyshlinsky, deputy head of GfK Ukraine, a market research company.
The Cabinet, which until now had 18 members, is
changing in structure, and it’s not yet clear what it will look like by the
time the president’s press service has finished posting his new appointments on
the official website.
But that’s not the biggest news. The Cabinet is
now heavily dominated by representatives of “The Family,” a loose grouping that
is associated with Oleksandr Yanukovych, the president’s older son. Predominantly,
its members are from eastern Ukraine.