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government minister: It included Aleksandar Vulin, a former labour minister, to head the Defence Ministry, according to Metro News. As a government minister, Vulin has called NATO which bombed Serbia in 1999 over its crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists an evil organization and has taken part in numerous verbal outbursts against Western and officials from neighbouring Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia which has fueled ethnic tensions in the war-torn Balkans. State TV said Prime Minister-designate Ana Brnabic, who would be conservative Serbia's first female and first openly gay government leader, proposed a list of Cabinet ministers for adoption by parliament. Brnabic's list also includes several other openly pro-Russian and anti-Western ministers, including Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. When Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic earlier this month nominated the U.S.- and U.K.-educated Brnabic to succeed him as prime minister, it was seen as his attempt to calm Western concerns that Serbia was getting too close to Russia despite its proclaimed goal of joining the European Union. Brnabic is expected to take office this week after a vote in parliament, which is considered a formality. ( As reported in the news.