Yesterday media massively reported on the candidates for the posts of the heads of committees and ministries, as well as about an initiative to create a Ministry of Information Policy. Petro Poroshenko's Bloc in the Verkhovna Rada proposes to appoint three foreigners for the ministership in the new government. In particular, the position of Minister of Healthcare may be taken by Alexander Kvitashvili, the former Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia. The Ministry of Ecology and National Resources of Ukraine can be lead by Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavicius, a partner of the investment bank East Capital. American Natalie Jaresko, who is a co-founder of Horizon Capital, claims the Minister of Finance. Andriy Sadoviy who refused from the work in the Cabinet supported the candidacy of Yaresko. According to Ukrainska Pravda, foreigners applying for positions in the Ukrainian government have already applied for citizenship of Ukraine. Mustafa Nayyem via Twitter announced that on Tuesday Verkhovna Rada will introduce a bill that allows foreigners to hold key positions in Ukraine. Mikheil Saakashvili confirmed that several Georgian citizens, including former Minister of Internal Affairs Eka Zguladze claim to positions in the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. Saakashvili added that he was also offered the position, but he refused from taking it as he can not change his citizenship. Russian media disseminated information that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia made a statement on Monday that if the information on the appointment of the ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili or someone from his team in the government of Ukraine is true, it would negatively affect the bilateral relations between the two states. Initiative to invite foreigners to take the positions of Ministers was criticized by Igor Koliushko, the head of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms. He believes that the attempt of the current president to appoint foreigners for the positions in the executive power formally and legally is not different from the actions of Yanukovych.
The creation of the Ministry of Information Policy is not supported unanimously. According to the People's Deputy Yuriy Stets, Ministry of Information Policy must become the credible and effective tool for solving many problems against the background of the information war. At the same time Sergei Leshchenko notes that the creation of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine can become a "fatal mistake of the new government, which would divert not very loyal media community, dissatisfied with the lack of reforms”. Journalism movement "Stop Censorship” considered this initiative as the imposition of the state censorship and was strongly against such decision. Its representatives consider threatening the initiative to impose additional restrictions for journalists who work in a combat zone, reported by the press center of the ATO.