Ukraine's outgoing Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov welcomed his replacement and urged the West to “save this world from the catastrophe of World War III” in a farewell op-ed.
“Together, you will accelerate the moment of Ukraine’s victory,” Reznikov said.
While heading the Defense Department there were allegations of corruption amongst some of those under Reznikov, but the outgoing defense minister said he was proud of his 671 days in office.
“For me, it accounts for a period of time during which more has happened to Ukraine than many countries go through in a century,” he said.
The Kremlin’s ambitions would only grow and lead to a new, bigger war, Reznikov said.
With respect to the deployment of Moscow’s tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, Reznikov called for an international strategy to minimize nuclear aggression. »