New Defense Minister of Ukraine: Who is Oleksiy Reznikov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Another round of staff rotation happened in the Cabinet of Ministers
11:20, 4 November 2021

Oleksiy Reznikov
Kyiv City State Administration

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the appointment of Oleksiy Reznikov to the office of the Minister of Defense. 273 MPs voted for his candidacy.

Reznikov has replaces Andriy Taran whose resignation was voted for earlier.

Earlier, Oleksiy Reznikov held office of Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories.

Who is Oleksiy Reznikov?

Oleksiy Reznikov was born on June 18, 1966 in Lviv. From 1984 to 1986 he served in the Airborne Parachute Troops of the USSR Air Force.

From 1986 to 1991 he studied at the Faculty of Law at Ivan Franko Lviv University majoring in law.

In 1991 Reznikov became a co-founder of the Galytsky Securities brokerage company, in 1994 he received a certificate needed to practice law.

In addition, he worked as deputy chairman of the Center for the Development of Ukrainian Legislation, was the founder of the Pravis company, and worked as the chief legal adviser of the Yegorov Puginsky Afanasyev & Partners Law Office.


In 2008-2014 Reznikov was the Kyiv City Council MP of the 6th convocation.

Since June 2014 he became the Kyiv City Council MP of the 7th convocation.

He was also elected Kyiv Deputy Mayor - Secretary of the City Council. Since April 2016 - Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration.

From September 18, 2019, - representative of Ukraine in the working subgroup on political issues.

From May 5, 2020 - First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group.

Declaration of income

Also, the new minister declared several hunting carbines and watches.

According to 2020 declaration, Reznikov has two flats in Kyiv (another one belongs to his wife) and 7 land plots.


- Two hunting rifles Zbroyar Z-008 і Blaser R8 300 Win Mag. 

- Watch Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Breguet. 

- Cars Audi А8, Volkswagen Amarok, Porsche Boxster, quad bike Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE ATV, buggy Kawasaki TERYX UTV.

- The income for the year was 10,451,753 UAH (398,432 USD). 

- On Reznikov'a accounts there are - 236,938 UAH, 137,734 USD, 3,520 EUR. He also keeps 255,000 EUR in cash. 

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