5 Sep 2023 14:38

Rada accepts Reznikov's resignation as Ukrainian defense minister

MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has voted in favor of accepting Alexei Reznikov's resignation as defense minister, Ukrainian media reported on Tuesday.

The relevant draft resolution was supported by 327 parliamentarians at a plenary session on Tuesday, Yaroslav Zheleznyak, a member of the Golos (Voice) parliamentary faction, said on his Telegram channel.

"The parliament has supported Alexei Reznikov's resignation as defense minister of Ukraine by 327 votes. [Rustem] Umerov's appointment as new defense minister [is scheduled for] tomorrow [on September 6]," Zheleznyak said.

Reznikov was appointed Ukrainian defense minister on November 4, 2021.