Ukraine’s parliament approves Herman Halushchenko as a new energy minister.

Winning approval at the Verkhovna rada committee the day before, Herman Halushchenko faced the final parliamentary vote on Wednesday.

It got him support of 305 MPs with the most of votes (227) coming from the fraction of  ruling “Servant of the People” party.

Prior to the ministerial appointment, Herman Halushchenko worked as a vice-president at the state corporation “Energoatom”.

Notably, earlier reports cited newly appointed ‘Naftogaz’ CEO Yuriy Vitrenko as another potential contender for the post.