Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, submitted his resignation yesterday evening, July 20.
This is reported by his Telegram.
"I submitted a resignation letter to the Prime Minister this evening, due to a wave of misunderstanding regarding the importance of culture during the war. Only then was I surprised by the President's statement on the same issue," he noted.
Discussion about Tkachenko's resignation
In his evening address, President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to consider replacing Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
This decision was preceded by a scandal over the fact that the Ministry of Culture allocated millions of hryvnias for the creation of a Russian-language product from companies that worked for the Russian market.
Earlier, the public also collected signatures for a petition for Tkachenko's resignation.