Key components of the president's "package"
The candidacy of the deputy of Ukraine, Transcarpathian Victor Baloha is considered for the Minister of Defense of Ukraine. This is stated in the article by Serhiy Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayem "HR package of Poroshenko" on the site "Ukrainska Pravda".
"The biggest intrigue concerns the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. This quota belongs to the president of Ukraine, and changes in this office have been discussed since the first day of the Poroshenko's election.
One of the candidates is Victor Muzhenko who is one of the leaders of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. Also occasionally they mention Victor Baloha as a possible next defense minister.
But lately, there have been more and more talks that the MoD may be headed by the billionaire Yuriy Kosyuk, the owner the agricultural holding which produces products under the brand "Nasha Ryaba" - the publication says.
Obviously, until the final decision, these candidates can be considered equivalent.
Baloha's position on the events in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine, as well as his views on improving the combat capability of Ukrainian army and the relationship with the aggressor - Russia - are commonly known, since the politician constantly comments these topics on his page on the social networking site Facebook.
As you know, it was the team of V. Baloha that represented the current President of Ukraine Poroshenko during the recent presidential election, Zakarpattya online reminds.