1 Dec 2022 18:57

Ukraine's parliament appoints Kubrakov as deputy PM, dismisses him as infrastructure minister

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has appointed Alexander Kubrakov as Deputy Prime Minister for Ukraine Reconstruction and Regional Development Minister, after relieving him of duties as Minister of Infrastructure.

During voting in parliament on Thursday, his nomination was favored by 263 members (at least 226 votes are required for the confirmation), the Ukrainian media reported citing the Telegram channel of Rada deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak.

Kubrakov's dismissal as Infrastructure Minister was backed by 242 deputies, Zheleznyak said.

The 40-year-old Kubrakov became infrastructure minister in May 2021. Prior to that, he led the State Road Agency (Ukravtodor) since November 2019. Between 2016 and 2019, he led the IT and telecommunications sector at the Better Regulation Delivery Office and was also an executive director at the IT Ukraine Association.