Ukraine dismisses 6 deputy defense ministers
The Ukrainian government on Monday dismissed six deputy defense ministers, the Cabinet's representative in parliament said, News.Az reports citing Anadolu Agency.
Taras Melnychuk, the Ukrainian government's representative to the parliament, wrote on Telegram that the dismissed deputy ministers included Volodymyr Gavrilov, Vitaliy Deynega, Hanna Maliar, Rostislav Zamlinsky, Denys Sharapov, and Andriy Shevchenko.
Konstantin Vashchenko, the Defense Ministry’s secretary of state, has also been sacked, while First Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Pavlyuk has been retained.
The government's representative gave no reason for the dismissals of the officials.
Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replaced former Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov with Rustem Umerov because of corruption scandals.