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 Ukraine’s Information Policy Minister Stets resigns

Minister of Information Policy Yurii Stets wrote a letter of resignation.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainska Pravda.

He demonstrated his letter of resignation while reporting on the activities of the Ministry on Tuesday.

"Today, I am announcing my resignation and I will submit the letter of resignation to the Verkhovna Rada today," Stets said.

He thanked his colleagues: "I think that it was a great learning experience. I am proud of every colleague, whom I have worked with."

He also added that any Ukrainian journalist had no grounds to accuse the Ministry of Information Policy of being a "ministry of censorship".

"And there is not a single citizen of Ukraine, who could say that we have become the ministry of corruption. We have not acquired official cars and do not even have a position of driver. I can definitely say that we have spent only 2.5 million hryvnia for the activities of the ministry whereas attracted dozen millions hryvnia not from the Ukrainian taxpayers, but from our partners," Stets said.

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"Shattering the Ukrainian government in such a hard time is betrayal of the interests of Ukraine. No matter where I'm going to work after that, I will contribute to the Ukrainian victory and will assist my colleagues in the Ukrainian government," he added.

At the same time, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who took the floor after Stets, criticized the move of the information policy minister: "Yura, you must work harder. It is too early to throw around letters of resignation."

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n364232