Ukraine Appoints New Defence Minister Amid Scrutiny on Russian Troop Movements

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Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov adjusts glasses during a league   of parliament successful  Kyiv, Ukraine, connected  Nov. 4, 2021. (Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters)

Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov adjusts glasses during a league of parliament successful Kyiv, Ukraine, connected Nov. 4, 2021. (Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters)

KYIV—The Ukrainian parliament connected Thursday voted to name President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s nominee Oleksii Reznikov arsenic the caller defence minister.

A 55-year-old erstwhile lawyer and lawman premier minister, Reznikov volition regenerate Andrii Taran who resigned this week aft his way grounds connected reforms was criticized by lawmakers from some the ruling and absorption parties.

The assignment comes arsenic Ukraine said Russia had near subject units adjacent Ukraine’s borderline aft exercises, with the fig of Russian troops successful the country present totaling 90,000. The United States said the Russian unit movements were important but not “overtly aggressive.”

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