Selenskyy has new Minister of Defense: Parliament confirms appointment of Umjerov

Rustem Umjerov is the new Minister of Defense of Ukraine after the confirmation of the appointment. This has been reported by local media, according to

338 deputies with 226 necessary votes voted for the resolution, the bill had been submitted by President Volodymyr Selenskyj. The latter already announced the new personnel last Sunday. Umjerov was previously the head of the State Property Fund, his predecessor Olexij Resnikow is to go to London. For the first time since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this change of ministers marks a new appointment to a key position held by President Selenskyj.

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“Now everyone is against us,” complains the well-known Kremlin propagandist Margarita Simonjah according to on Russian state television. The war is the most difficult and hardest in Russian history “because it is the first war in our history in which we have no allies at all,” the head of the propaganda channel RT said. As she openly speaks of a war, she breaks with the Kremlin’s line. Moscow had previously only ever referred to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” “In the so-called First World War, we also fought together. Together with Britain, France, the United States. And in the Second World War with so many countries, with such a powerful world novelty, together. We beat, defeated and finished off this fascist abomination,” Simonjah says. “And now they’re all against us. Every single one of them.”

Image:, Робоча поїздка Президента України на Запоріжжя 70, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified).

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