Ukraine Replaces Defense Minister amid Corruption Scandal

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, who has held his post since the Russian invasion began in February 2022, will be replaced by military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov to “strengthen military-industrial cooperation,” according to leaders of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People Party. 

Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov answers journalists questions during his news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine 5 February 2023, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Oleksii Reznikov stated that the Ukraine's Defense Forces expect possible offensives from Russia before the symbolic date of 24 February, when the full-scale invasion began …

Brazil: Lula Fires Brazilian Army Chief, Accuses Bolsonaro of Genocide

Socialist convicted felon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, currently serving as president of Brazil, ousted the commander of the nation’s Army this weekend and refocused the nation’s attention towards what he called a “genocide,” caused by predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, of indigenous people in the Amazon region.

FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the swearing-in ceremony of Tarciana Medeiros, the first woman to preside the Banco do Brasil, one of the country's main public banks, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jan. 16, 2023. Lula fired Brazil's army chief Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, amid …