Stepan Poltorakov: RIA Novosti
The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak wrote a resignation out of respect for the constitutional law of the new President of the country Vladimir Zelensky to offer my candidature for the post of Minister of defense. About this Poltorak told journalists, UNIAN reports.
“I respect his constitutional right to decide with the Minister of defence to submit proposals to the Verkhovna Rada on the appointment,” said he at the building of the presidential Administration, where he arrived for a meeting with Zelensky.
The Minister added that he had done everything possible to over five years to create the country’s powerful army.
May 20 the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine wrote a letter of resignation. It happened after Zelensky at the inauguration called the names of the authorities who should leave his post. Among them were Poltorak. However, the Minister explained that his decision to leave he said Zelensky, a few days before his inauguration as President of the country.
Stepan Poltorak has held a post of the head of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine from 14 October 2014. In the fall of 2018 was discharged from military service, remained the head of Department of civil status in connection with the requirements of NATO standards.
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