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Ukraine’s defence minister to be moved from post, says Zelenskiy ally

Head of president’s parliamentary bloc seems to confirm reshuffle of Oleksii Reznikov as Russians close in on Bakhmut

Ukraine’s defence minister, under pressure from a corruption scandal, is to be reshuffled into another government job as Russian forces close in on Bakhmut amid heavy fighting, a close ally of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has announced.

The position of Oleksii Reznikov, one of Ukraine’s better-known figures internationally, has been under threat after it emerged the defence ministry paid twice or three times the supermarket price of food to supply troops on the frontline.

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