As Minister of defense from January 1, should take a civilian.
President Petro Poroshenko dismissed defense Minister Stepan Poltorak from military service. The Head of state announced on 13 October during a speech at the celebrations in honor of the Ukrainian military.
“General of the army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has filed an appropriate report, and I accepted – resignation from military service. However, appreciating the significant contribution of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in the revival of the APU, asked him to lead the defense Department as a civilian Minister,” – said the President.
According to Poroshenko, the Minister of defense from January 1, should take a civilian.
In addition, the President Poltorak was awarded the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky I degree.
Recall, Stepan Poltorak Minister of defence from October 2014. Prior to that, he was appointed commander of the National guard of Ukraine. In 2015, Poroshenko Poltorak awarded the rank of General of the army.
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