MainNews - sources: Parliament may dismiss Kubrakov, Vereshchuk, Malyuska, Solskyy, Kostin

On 22 April, the Rada will decide whether to consider personnel issues next week. sources: Parliament may dismiss Kubrakov, Vereshchuk, Malyuska, Solskyy, Kostin
Oleksandr Kubrakov Deputy PM for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine, Minister of Communities, Territories, Infrastructure
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The Rada may dismiss Deputy PM for Reconstruction Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy PM for Reintegration Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister of Justice Denys Malyuska, Minister of Agrarian Policy Mykola Solskyy, and a member of the Accounting Chamber. The dismissal of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin is in question.

This was reported by the sources of

"MPs will be officially informed on Monday (three plenary days of the Verkhovna Rada are scheduled for next week) about personnel issues. On Monday, when the prime minister returns to Ukraine, we will find out for sure. Several names are being mentioned," the source said.

The dismissal of Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin for further work in the special representation of Ukraine at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which has not yet been established, is also in question. Earlier, according to the newspaper's sources, he had applied for the post of ambassador to the UK.

"Speaking of Malyuska, the Ministry of Justice may be transferred to Stefanishyna, as European integration takes the lion's share of the ministry's work and this requires changes to the legislation," the source said.

Another MP from the Servant of the People party stressed that "Minister Malyuska himself has long wanted to resign. Since the beginning of the great war. But he will resign only if he pushes for his dismissal. I think they won't let him go, because he is one of the negotiators with the international community," the MP said.

A source in the Ministry of Justice confirmed that "this has been discussed for a long time". Another source in the Ministry of Justice called it "nonsense".

Regarding the possible resignation of Minister of Agrarian Policy Mykola Solskyy, MPs suggest that this ministry may merge with the Ministry of Economy, which already happened in 2019.

In an interview with, Minister Solskyy himself assured that he had "not heard such a thing". And there were no conversations with him on this issue.

The MPs are unanimous about the prospects for the dismissal of Deputy Prime Minister Kubrakov.

"He has failed at absolutely everything. That's why even the red carpet has been prepared," said one of the MPs off the record.

However, MPs are hesitant about the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk.

"Iryna Andriyivna is too active now to stay. But what has she done in office? She works with MPs. But there will also be logical questions about why she is a 'minus' and has been sitting for so long," predicts one of the interlocutors.

Vereshchuk herself did not respond to's questions about her possible resignation.

Another source added that "there will definitely be votes for resignation for all but Vereshchuk. There is a question about her. It depends on her. And instead of Prosecutor General Kostin, they want to appoint the head of the Odesa Civil Administration, Oleh Kiper," the MP said.

Earlier, it was also reported that the current head of the Antimonopoly Committee, Pavlo Kyrylenko, could become the new Prosecutor General.

"We were told that there might be personnel issues next week. But no one told the MPs either the names or the configuration, who the successors are, or whether it is some kind of ministry merger... So it can still be replayed 350 times. It's a case of pitchforks. Therefore, this schedule will be finalised on Monday," says one of the MPs of the Servant of the People political council.

His colleague adds that there will be votes for dismissal. But the appointment of new ministers is questionable. And not only because the Servant of the People party does not have the minimum required number of votes (226). The main reason is the lack of people willing to head the ministries.

"It is not a problem to remove someone now. It's a complicated story, there is no queue. Going to the government during a war and crisis is a question. So is finding the votes for the appointment," predicts one of the interlocutors.

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