Ukraine's Defense Minister Replaced: New Approaches Needed
President Zelensky announces the replacement of Ukraine's defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, citing the need for fresh strategies after 18 months of conflict.
Reznikov's fate under increasing speculation due to financial improprieties and corruption investigations.
Rustem Umerov, chairman of Ukraine's State Property Fund, chosen as Reznikov's replacement.
Ukraine's Parliament expected to approve the change, according to President Zelensky.
Reasons for the shake-up include the necessity for new leadership during the ongoing war and criticism over contracting scandals.
Reznikov praised for negotiating weapon transfers and overseeing army expansion amid Russian invasion.
The replacement of Ukraine's defense minister comes as the country makes gains in its counteroffensive against Russia.