Ukraine PM asks parliament to sack health minister -Interfax Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov speaks during an interview in Kyiv, Ukraine January 21, 2021. Picture taken January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal has formally asked parliament to sack Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, Inferfax Ukraine reported on Friday, citing the press service of the parliament speaker.

Parliament has the power to appoint or fire government ministers. Interfax Ukraine separately quoted Stepanov as saying he had not submitted his resignation.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by Chris Reese)

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