Ukraine’s parliament has voted to appoint a close ally of President Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister. He will replace Yulia Tymoshenko who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last week.
The man in question is Russian-born former finance minister Mykola Azarov. His appointment follows the announcement of a new ruling coalition led by Yanukovich’s Regions Party.
Immediately afterwards, names were given to other key posts in the new administration.