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Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers approves new deputies of Ukraine's Defence Minister

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 15:24
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers approves new deputies of Ukraine's Defence Minister

Volunteer Vitalii Deineha and former ambassador Andrii Shevchenko have been appointed to new positions in the Ministry of Defence.

Source: Taras Melnychuk, government representative in Verkhovna Rada, on Telegram

Details: Deineha was appointed Deputy Minister of Defence for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitalisation, and Shevchenko was appointed Deputy Minister of Defence for European Integration.

Ukrainska Pravda sources state both candidates were approved by the president.

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Background:

  • On 14 February, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced that he wanted to dismiss his deputies Ivan Rusnak and Oleh Haiduk and appoint Oleksandr Pavliuk as First Deputy Minister, volunteer Vitalii Deineha as Deputy Minister for Digital Development, and former Ambassador Andrii Shevchenko as Deputy Minister for European Integration.
  • At the same time, Reznikov said that he had already submitted the candidates for the positions to the president for approval, after which the government would approve them.
  • At its meeting on Tuesday, 14 February, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, a hero of Ukraine, to the position of First Deputy Minister of Defence.

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