There have not been such major changes in Ukrainian politics for a long time. As reported by Reuters, six deputy defense ministers, a key ministry from the point of view of the ongoing war, resigned from their posts.
Huge reshuffles in the Ukrainian government. There have been changes in the Ministry of Defense, which is crucial from the point of view of Russia’s war. As reported by Reuters, six deputy defense ministers were dismissed from their posts. Those dismissed include: Hanna Malar, who regularly provided reports from the front to the media. The following also left the government:
Denys Sharapov – Ukrainian military intelligence officer
Volodymyr Havrylov – retired major general
Vitaly Dejneha – volunteer and social activist
Andriy Shevchenko – television journalist, former deputy to the Verkhovna Rada and former ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
Rostysław Zamłyński – entrepreneur, social activist and former advisor to the authorities in the Lviv region
Kiev did not officially explain the reasons for its decision. Ukrainian Pravda emphasized that the dismissals of deputy ministers should not come as a surprise, because in accordance with the regulations in force in Ukraine, in the event of a minister’s dismissal, the first deputy minister and deputy ministers are dismissed from their positions.
War in Ukraine. Why were the deputy ministers dismissed?
According to unofficial reports, after the nomination of Rustem Umerov, who replaced Oleksiy Reznikov as Defense Minister, the deputy heads of the Ministry of Defense were supposed to write letters asking for his resignation. It is already known that they will definitely not return to the resort. The search for their successors is currently underway.
The portal also quoted Volodymyr Zelensky’s words, which indicated that the Ministry of Defense needs major changes and a new approach, both in terms of cooperation with the military and contacts with the public. Behind the scenes it was said that Oleksiy Reznikow was completely unable to cope with corruption scandals, especially with the practice of issuing false certificates of incapacity for military service.