19 June 2019

Ukrainian defense minister tenders resignation

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has tendered his resignation to newly-appointed President Vladimir Zelensky. reports citing Vestnik Kavkaza.

Poltorak posted his resignation statement on Facebook on Monday.

"Mr. President of Ukraine and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, I respect your constitutional right to nominate a Ukrainian defense minister and to request a confirmation of this appointment by the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. Therefore, in accordance with the Ukrainian laws 'On National Security of Ukraine' and 'On Cabinet of Ukraine', I ask you to consider my resignation as the Ukrainian defense minister in the established procedure," the statement reads.

Poltorak was appointed Ukrainian defense minister on October 14, 2014, Interfax recalls.

2019.05.20 / 15:21
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