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Ukrainian Parliament Rejects Pro-Western Foreign Minister


http://gdb.rferl.org/F921F293-290A-4434-A48F-B9683DDFAF2C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F921F293-290A-4434-A48F-B9683DDFAF2C_mw800_mh600.jpg Volodymyr Ohryzko (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) March 20, 2007 -- Ukraine's parliament today rejected President Viktor Yushchenko's nominee for the post of foreign minister.


This was Yushchenko's second attempt to secure approval for the candidacy of Volodymyr Ohryzko, a career diplomat.


The pro-Western president has long been at odds with parliament and with Moscow-backed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.


The previous foreign minister, Borys Tarasyuk, was forced out of office under pressure from parliament.


(Reuters)

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