3 Mar 2023 19:36

Ukrainian PM: No govt reshuffles planned anytime soon

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - No reshuffles are planned in the Ukrainian government anytime soon, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said.

"No reshuffles are planned in the government in the near future. By saying in the near future, I mean the next few weeks, and then we'll see," Ukrainian media quoted Shmygal as saying at an annual press conference reviewing the results of the government's week in Kiev on Friday.

At the same time, as before, staff changes will continue as "a natural process," he said.

"Our vision is that the Cabinet of Ministers should develop and be modernized, responding to challenges, particularly those related to a future recovery," he said.

The optimal number of government ministries in peacetime for a country like Ukraine is 15-16, or possibly even fewer, he said.

It is difficult to start "a radical revolution" in a government structure during a crisis, and reforms will be carried out in an evolutionary way, he said.