Ukraine to replace defence minister in wartime reshuffle
Ukraine is set to replace Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov with the chief of its military spy agency, a close ally of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday (5 February), in a reshuffle at the forefront of Ukraine’s war campaign.
“War dictates changes in personnel policy,” Arakhamia said on the Telegram messaging app.
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He added that Reznikov would be made minister of strategic industries.
There was no immediate statement from Zelenskiy on replacing Reznikov, a former lawyer who became defence minister in November 2021, a few months before Russia launched its full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022.
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Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, when asked on national television Sunday night how likely was a reshuffle, said: “Reznikov was extremely efficient in terms of communication with our partners. And this is a very important component in this case.”