Media: Zelensky to dismiss Defense Minister Reznikov, intelligence chief seen as likely successor
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov will likely be dismissed from his ministerial post next week, Ukrainian news outlet Ukrainska Pravda reported on Feb. 5, citing government and military sources.
According to the sources, the likely replacement for Reznikov is understood to be Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine's military intelligence agency HUR.
In a soon-to-be-published interview with Ukrainska Pravda, Reznikov reportedly denied any knowledge of an imminent dismissal.
“I have not had any conversations about my resignation from this position,” he reportedly said.
A government source confirmed to the Kyiv Independent that Reznikov...