Poroshenko Appointed Rainin the Chief of His Administration

Monday, 29 August 2016, 14:41

President Petro Poroshenko announced the resignation of Boris Lozhkin and appointment of Ihor Rainin the Chief of the Presidential Administration (AP).

"Today I will sign the decree on this," Poroshenko said. He stressed that it was high time to renew the activities of the National Investment Council, and Lozhkin would take charge of this important job. He also thanked Lozhkin for chairing the AP for two years and informed that he would remain the Presidential adviser.

On Monday, the Government has to decide on the next Kharkivska Oblast Governor to replace Ihor Rainin.

Ukrayinska Pravda reported on August 26 that Lozhkin was about to leave the AP.

The critical moment for him was October 31, 2015, when Kolomoyskyi’s associate Hennadiy Korban was detained. During the past several months, the sources in the AP were confirming that Lozhkin wanted to return to business, but Poroshenko kept persuading him to stay because of the ‘short subs’ bench.’

Lozhkin is an essential team member for Poroshenko. He was responsible for communicating with the oligarchs and MPs when it was necessary to secure voting for the important laws like amending the Constitution or appointing Yuriy Lutsenko Prosecutor General.

He also contributed significantly to the formation of the second government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. In particular, he recommended the candidacies of the Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarskyi, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius and Health Ministry Aleksandr Kvitashvili.

For more details about Lozhkin’s resignation, read ‘I’m Tired, I’m Leaving. Who To Replace Lozhkin in the AP?"

Source: Tetiana Kusok, Roman Kravets, Ukrayinska Pravda

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