Who Is Rustem Umerov, Ukraine’s Next Defence Minister?

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Business Insider: Meet Zelenskyy’s pick for Ukraine’s new defense minister, who’s been deeply involved with Russian negotiations and prisoner exchanges 

* Rustem Umerov is set to become Ukraine’s next defense minister. 

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made the announcement on Sunday. 

* Ukraine’s defense ministry has been mired in corruption scandals in the past few months. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has named his choice for his country’s new defense minister: Rustem Umerov, a man best known for negotiating with the Russians on prisoner exchanges and grain exports. 

Zelenskyy said on Sunday that Umerov will be taking over from incumbent defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov. Umerov’s appointment as defense minister is still pending the parliament’s confirmation.  

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WNU Editor: His priority in the coming months is to conscript another 500,000 soldiers, and get the military ready for a new military campaign in 2024/2025. And as for combating corruption within the Ukraine military …. good luck on that. 

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