Ukraine parliament confirms negotiator with Russia as foreign minister

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday confirmed Pavlo Klimkin, the current ambassador to Germany who also represents Kiev in peace negotiations with Russia, as foreign minister.

Klimkin, 46, replaces acting foreign minister Andriy Deshchytsya, who became embroiled in controversy at the weekend when he insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin while trying to restrain protesters who attacked Moscow's embassy compound in Kiev.