Volodymyr Hroisman – Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

As an update to the news earlier this week here, the Ukrainian Parliament has approved the appointment of Volodymyr Hroisman (also spelled Groysman) as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is the 16th Prime Minister since it’s establishment in 1990.

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He was approved by an overwhelming majority (250 for; 50 against). In his acceptance speech, he said,  “Together we will make Ukraine successful.” As the BBC reports, this is not an easy task, as the war-torn country has a weak economy, a weak government, and overwhelming foreign powers from many sides.

Hopefully he will be more successful than the now-resigned Yatsenyuk. Critics, however, are doubtful, as they see Hroisman as nothing more than a “yes man” to President Poroshenko’s policies – something that they see as a problem for the nation.

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