ukraineDepartment of DefenseAt the beginning of the month, there were reports of major changes at the top level after the resignation of the former Defense Minister. CNN reported that Ukrainian Cabinet Minister Oleh Nemchynov said on the 18th that all six deputy defense ministers of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry have been replaced, and a senior administrative official of the ministry has resigned.
Seven senior defense officials resigned, marking another major personnel change after new Umerov took over from former Defense Minister Reznikov. Reuters reported that the resigning deputy defense minister also included Hanna Maliar, who frequently spoke about the situation in the latest war between Russia and Ukraine. The related changes occurred after several corruption scandals came to light in the ministry.
Reuters reported that although the Uzbek government did not explain the reasons for the resignation of the deputy defense minister and others, it was a common move after new ministers take office. Local media “Ukraine Pravda” quoted unnamed government sources as saying that the resigned deputy defense minister resigned “voluntarily” at Umerov’s request and would not return to his post.
Although Reznikov has not been directly accused of corruption, his career appears to have been affected by the scandal. CNN reported that before the Russia-Ukraine war broke out, he was a president who fought and eliminated corruption.ZelenskyGovernment’s top priority; His commitment to fighting corruption was one of the reasons that helped him achieve political success.
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