Later in February Ukraine prepared for a new Russian offensive.
According to Ukraine’s departing defence minister, the nation is bracing for a major Russian offensive later this month.
Oleksiy Reznikov stated at a news conference that not all Western weapons would have arrived by then but that Ukraine had sufficient stocks to repel Russian soldiers.
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, forces are engaged in severe combat in the eastern cities of Bakhmut, Vuhledar, and Lyman.
Hours before to the announcement that he would be replaced as defence minister, Mr. Reznikov made these remarks.
He will be replaced, according to a Ukrainian legislator from Mr. Zelensky’s party, by military intelligence commander Kyrylo Budanov.
A number of corruption scandals have afflicted the defence ministry, which has led to the reorganisation.
According to media reports, some defence officials are accused of embezzling money from the public coffers to buy food for the army, but Mr. Reznikov has refuted these claims.
On Sunday, Ukrainian legislator David Arakhamia made the announcement, claiming that “war dictates personnel practises.” Mr. Reznikov, a well-known figure in Ukraine’s pursuit of Western arms, will now hold the position.
As part of an extensive anti-corruption campaign across his government, President Zelensky has already dismissed a number of senior officials.
In a previous press conference, Mr. Reznikov stated that although Russia did not have all of its resources prepared to start an offensive, it might still do so as a show of force on February 24, the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s full-scale invasion.
He claimed that in addition to beginning offensives in the south of Ukraine, Russia was anticipated to prioritise capturing.
The defence minister also stated that starting on Monday, troops would begin training with Leopard tanks built in Germany.
According to Mr. Reznikov, Ukraine has acquired new long-range missiles with a range of 90 miles.