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Ukraine sacks all deputy defense ministers as new chief takes helm

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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Ukraine sacked all of its six deputy defense ministers, nearly two weeks after the country’s new defense chief took the helm amid a corruption scandal in the military. The fired deputy defense ministers fired include Hanna Maliar, Vitalli Deyneha and Denys Sharapov, as well as the state secretary of the Defense Ministry, Kostiantyn Vashchenko, according to a Telegram post from Taras Melnychuk, the permanent representative of the Cabinet of Ministers. Melnychuk did not explain the firings, though the shakeup comes amid the government’s investigation of accusations of corruption in the...

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