There is a desire to dismiss Health Ministry Maksym Stepanov due to the problems with contracts on the supply of vaccines against coronavirus and careful attention to the minister from the side of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) as RBK-Ukraine reported citing sources at Zelensky’s team.
“President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky explained why Health Minister Maksym Stepanov is dismissed,” the message says.
Thus, the reason is problems with contracts on vaccination and careful attention to the minister from the NABU.
Moreover, tense relations with the profile committee can count against Stepanov.
On May 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has received the submission of Prime Minister Denys Shmygal on the dismissal of Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov.
Earlier, it was reported that Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko and Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy resign. According to the source, on Monday, May 17, the Servant of the People faction plans to meet to consider their resignation, as well as candidates for the posts of Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Economic Development.