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Ukrainian Lawmakers Accept First Deputy Prime Minister's Resignation

Oleksiy Lyubchenko (file photo)

KYIV -- Ukrainian lawmakers have accepted the resignation letters of First Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Lyubchenko and Environment Minister Roman Abramovskiy amid media reports saying parliament plans to discuss a government reshuffle this week.

Other government officials who submitted resignation letters to parliament -- the Verkhovna Rada -- in recent days include two deputy prime ministers, Oleksiy Reznikov and Oleh Uruskiy, and Defense Minister Andriy Taran

Lawmakers from the ruling Servant of the People party said on November 1 they would nominate Reznikov to replace Taran.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that changes in the government were possible, but declined to comment further.