The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed Yurii Vitrenko as First Deputy Minister of Energy; he is also entrusted with the interim duties of the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, the press service reports.
The government decided to dismiss Olha Buslavets from the post of First Deputy Minister of Energy according to the submitted application.
The order on the temporary assignment of the duties of the Minister of Energy to Yurii Boyko was declared invalid.
As a reminder, in April of this year, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed Olha Buslavets as First Deputy Minister of Energy and Acting Minister.
On November 20, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed Buslavets and appointed Acting Minister of Energy Yurii Boyko. Buslavets then remained in the post of First Deputy Minister of Energy.
On December 17, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada did not approve Yurii Vitrenko as the Minister of Energy of Ukraine. At the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Energy Committee, which took place before that, Vitrenko's candidacy was supported by 10 out of 22 deputies present.
On December 21, 2020, Olha Buslavets announced that she was leaving the ministry of her own free will.
Earlier it was reported that Yurii Vitrenko was fired from Naftogaz due to the optimization of the internal organizational structure of the company.