Ukrainian parliament approves defense minister's dismissal

Ukrainian parliament approved the dismissal of Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on Tuesday, a lawmaker said.

Reznikov's removal was supported by a majority of members of the Verkhovna Rada, deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak said on the Telegram messaging app following a vote.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday he was dismissing Reznikov, and the minister resigned on Monday. Zelensky has proposed Rustem Umerov, a Crimean Tatar and ex-lawmaker who runs the State Property Fund, as the next defense minister.