The Supreme Council has decided. There has been a change in the position of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine

338 deputies voted for Umarov’s appointment, none against, one abstained, and 21 deputies did not participate in the vote, Zelesniak said in a telegram.

On Sunday, Zelensky announced that Rustem Umerov, the current head of Ukraine’s State Property Fund, would become head of the Defense Ministry. The 41-year-old official, of Crimean Tatar descent, has taken part in key negotiations with Russia in recent months, including: Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea and a prisoner exchange.

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