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Kiev’s embattled defence minister quits

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accepted the resignation of his defence minister, Valery Heletey. |||
Kiev – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday accepted the resignation of his defence minister who has been under fire over a rout of government forces in the east which led to Kiev calling a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists. Poroshenko’s website said the president had accepted the offer of resignation from Valery Heletey, 47, whom he appointed only in July. It said Poroshenko hoped to present a new ministerial candidate to parliament on Monday. Poroshenko, meanwhile, said he was braced for …read more

Source: Independent Online

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