Ukraine’s defence minister Andriy Taran submits resignation

Ukrainian Defence Minister Andriy Taran waits before a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukraine defence minister Andriy Taran has submitted a letter of resignation, the government representative to parliament Taras Melnychuk said on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

Melnychuk gave no reason for the resignation.

Lawmakers from the ruling Servant of the People party had said on Monday they would nominate Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov to replace Taran as defence minister. Parliament plans to discuss a government reshuffle this week.

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