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Ukraine's defense chief not informed about alleged dismissal

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov (pictured) denied knowing about the rumors that he will likely be dismissed from his ministerial post by President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainska Pravda reported on Sunday.

"I have not had any conversations about my resignation from this position," he reportedly said. According to sources that spoke to the news outlet, Zelensky intends to replace Reznikov with Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine's military intelligence agency HUR.

The news comes after Kyiv Independent reported that Reznikov was probably going to be replaced soon. The likely reshuffle comes as the ministry came under fire over a military catering contract.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NL