The Verkhovna Rada has dismissed the heads of the Ministry of Finance and Health. 4 weeks since the so-called mono-majority chose Leonid Yemets and Igor Umansky as great “professionals”. But the first of them made idiotic statements against elderly Ukrainians, the second one tried to reduce the budget by cutting funds spent on culture.
Both health and finance directions are extremely important for the survival of the state, especially under the coronavrus pandemic. But the govt did not even manage to appoint new ministers. Seems that the mono-majority gradually transformed into a pitiful minority. Only after Zelensky’s arrival did deputies appoint Ministers of Finance and Health.
Who are these people?
The new Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov was the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration of the times of Poroshenko. His only work connected with healthcare sphere was a orderly.
The figure of the new Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko is even more interesting. In 2018-2019 he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for President Poroshenko, later he was No. 7 on the list of Groisman’s political projects. It was also mentioned that he took part in the developing of Kosmolot lottery network.
As we can see, Zelensky gave important positions in the government to people with rather dubious professional qualities who had recently worked with Poroshenko. Back then in July 2019, Zelensky was insisting on increasing lustration.
But it’s hard to blame the clowns for their inconsistency. It’s in their nature. The question now is just how long they are going to work as ministers.