1 Dec 2022 11:48

Ukrainian infrastructure minister tenders letter of resignation to Rada, will stay in govt

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Alexander Kubrakov has handed in his letter of resignation from the post of Ukraine's infrastructure minister to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainian media outlets quoted Golos faction MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak as saying in a social media post.

After the parliament votes for the minister's resignation, the coalition will submit a draft resolution on merging the Infrastructure Ministry and the Regional Policy Ministry, and on appointing Kubrakov to the post of deputy prime minister, Zheleznyak said.

"It will happen this week," he said.

Kubrakov, in turn, said during the national telethon on Wednesday evening that it is a "purely technical" letter of resignation.

"We continue to work just as we worked before," Kubrakov said, confirming that he will remain a member of the Ukrainian government.