President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has made changes to the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), including new members of the government. This is stated in the decree, published on the website of the President.
The document states that the composition of the National Security and Defense Council includes a temporary acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation Iryna Venedyktova, Defense Minister Andriy Taran and Finance Minister Ihor Umansky.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal and Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystayko also joined the NSDC.
Thus, according to the presidential decree, ex-Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, former Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodniuk, former Finance Minister Oksana Markarova and former Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka were removed from the council.
As we reported earlier, on March 4, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the personal composition of the new Cabinet of Ministers. 277 MPs supported the decision as 112 Ukraine informed.