4 Sep 2023

Ukraine war: Zelenskyy battling Russia and corruption

International Editor

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has replaced his defence minister, after the department became embroiled in a series of corruption scandals.

Although Oleksiy Reznikov has not been implicated, Mr Zelenskyy said it was time for “new approaches”.

The change comes at a critical moment for Ukraine’s battle to win back territory from the Russians.

Today military officials said Ukrainian forces had made some more gains in the south and east.