New Ukraine Government Puts Key Issues Into Hands of Foreign Experts

December 3, 2014 6:32 AM

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KIEV — Ukraine's parliament has voted in a new government, putting foreign technocrats in key financial roles and renewing terms for the foreign and defense ministers in a signal that no major change in policy is likely on the rebellious east.

Parliament on Tuesday endorsed Pavlo Klimkin as foreign minister and Stepan Poltorak as defense chief in the cabinet of Arseniy Yatsenyuk as shelling persisted in eastern Ukraine despite a fresh truce deal between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

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