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Parliament dismisses minister for veterans' affairs

The decision was supported by 302 MPs.

Parliament dismisses minister for veterans' affairs
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Parliament has supported the resignation of Minister for Veterans' Affairs Yuliya Laputina, MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak has said.

Her resignation was supported by 302 MPs.

According to the MP, the committee on social policy found the ministry's performance unsatisfactory. All speakers - from both the government and the opposition - "blasted" the minister in their speeches. Laputina did not come to parliament to report on her work.

· Laputina was appointed Minister for Veterans 'Affairs in December 2020. Prior to that, she served as the deputy head of the department for counterintelligence protection of the state's interests in the field of information security of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

· Her appointment was supported by 248 MPs.

· In November last year, the public council under the Ministry for Veterans' Affairs called on Laputina to resign. According to the public council, Laputina's work is ineffective, which is evidenced, in particular, by the lack of a formed state policy for veterans.

· And in December, representatives of the veterans' movement expressed concern that the ministry's projects involved people associated with separatists or Russian propagandists.

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