Ukraine’s defence minister to be replaced, Zelenskyy says | CBC News

Ukraine’s defence minister to be replaced, Zelenskyy says | CBC News

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov will be replaced this week by Rustem Umerov, a Crimean Tatar lawmaker.

‘I believe that the defence ministry needs new approaches,’ president says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, and Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov are seen on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 12. Zelenskyy said Sunday that Reznikov will be replaced this week. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov will be replaced this week by Rustem Umerov, a Crimean Tatar lawmaker.

“I have decided to replace the Minister of Defence of Ukraine. Oleksii Reznikov has gone through more than 550 days of full-scale war,” he said on his official Telegram account.

“I believe that the Ministry needs new approaches and other formats of interaction with both the military and society at large.”

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