Kubrakov out as Deputy PM for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, other ministers could follow

Oleksandr Kubrakov
Oleksandr Kubrakov

The Ukrainian parliament relieved Oleksandr Kubrakov from his duties as minister, Holos (Voice) MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported on Telegram on May 9.

Kubrakov had served as Deputy Prime Minister for the Reconstruction of Ukraine — Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure,

272 deputies voted for Kubrakov's dismissal.

Zheleznyak noted that the minister was not in the hall at the time of the vote.

The day before, Kubrakov had refused to come to the specialized committee for a report, European Solidarity party co-chair, Iryna Herashchenko, noted.

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The Ukrainian parliament registered a draft resolution on the dismissal of Kubrakov on the morning of May 9.

No one discussed the decision to fire him, Kubrakov said. At the same time, he is ready to provide a detailed report on the ministry's work in all areas.

Kubrakov had headed Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry since May 2021.

Parliament appointed him Deputy Prime Minister and head of the new unified ministry in Dec. 2022.

Information on the dismissal of ministers

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The Ukrainian parliament will soon dismiss several top officials at once, MPs and sources in the Presidential Office told NV.

Among them is Kubrakov, who "failed everything in his direction," the sources said.

Yuliya Svyridenko, the first vice-prime minister - Economy Minister, will likely be appointed in his place.

Kubrakov's Ministry might be divided into two departments again, since the idea of uniting the Infrastructure Ministry and Ministry of Regions did not work, the Servant of the People party thinks.

Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration, Iryna Vereshchuk, could also be dismissed, NV sources said.

Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin is in line to replace her, they added.

The personnel rotations were announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

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