The Verkhovna Rada appointed Roman Abramovsky as Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
264 lawmakers of Ukraine voted for the corresponding draft Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Introducing the candidate for the post of Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal noted that Roman Abramovsky is holding office of Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection.
"He has highly successful experience in both business and civil service. After our interviews and consultations with Roman Romanovych, it was decided that he would take on such an ultimate responsibility for the ecology of Ukraine," the Head of Government said.
In turn, Roman Abramovsky, speaking from the parliamentary rostrum, stressed that the current environmental policy faces a number of challenges, and all these challenges are clear for the Government.
"I know exactly what to do to eliminate the effects of industrial pollution, there is a number of issues to address in forestry, a number of issues in waste management infrastructure, including radioactive waste. We have entered a period of low water levels, this is also a great challenge, which we will have to cope. There are also issues related to fisheries and fisheries policy. I have a clear plan on how to make fisheries benefit the state, not individual entrepreneurs," said Roman Abramovsky.
He also expressed hope for fruitful cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada. "Without the Parliament, we will not have a chance to carry out the systemic reforms that are on our agenda. This is the reform of the timber market, this is the reform of the fishing industry, the reform of the control of industrial pollution prevention, adaptation to climate change, the reform of the emissions trading system, etc.," Roman Abramovsky summed up.