Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on Monday submitted his resignation, a day after it was announced he would be replaced.
"Following the decision of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, I submitted my resignation to the Ukrainian Parliament. I am ready for the report. Let's keep the line!" he wrote on Facebook, alongside photos of himself with his resignation letter.
Reznikov's removal comes in the wake of a number of corruption scandals involving Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. While Reznikov has not been implicated in any of the scandals, they have still been seen to damage him by association.
Zelensky has nominated Rustem Umerov to become Ukraine's new defense minister. His nomination will need to be approved by parliament before he can assume the position.