Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Ukraine military fundraiser Hanna Hvozdiar becomes Strategic Industries Deputy Minister

The appointment gives Ukrainians hope for a more effective management of domestic military production. Before the appointment, Hanna Hvozdiar used to manage a private Serhiy Prytula foundation, collecting money for the military to equip soldiers. The second in Ukraine military charity by size, it earned popularity and respect among Ukrainians. 
Ukraine military fundraiser Hanna Hvozdiar becomes Strategic Industries Deputy Minister

The government appointed Hanna Hvozdiar as Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Strategic Industries on 22 September 2022, said representative of Ukraine’s government in the parliament Taras Melnychuk.

The Ministry of Strategic Industries is responsible for defense production in Ukraine, while the Ministry of Defense is mainly responsible for procurement and supplies in the army.

Oleksandr Kamyshin, former manager of Ukraine’s state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia, was appointed as the Minister of Strategic Industries on 18 March 2023. The appointment of one of the country’s effective top managers to the office reflected a strong effort to increase domestic weapons production.

In June 2023, Ukraine produced more mortar and artillery shells than in the entire 2022, Kamyshin said in a July interview with Bloomberg. In 2023, Ukraine also concluded several agreements with defense companies in the EU on the joint production of weapons, including the German Rheinmetall.

According to Ukraine’s 2024 draft budget, security and defense are priorities. In particular, state investments in the defense sector are increasing sevenfold and will likely be approved by the parliament.

Ukraine to boost defense production sevenfold in 2024 budget plan

Also on Friday, the cabinet appointed Liudmyla Darahan, a former official at the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, as State Secretary of the Defense Ministry. Darahan will support Ukraine’s new Defense Minister, Rustem Umerov, who was appointed in early September to replace previous Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

Russia plans 68% increase in 2024 military spending, surpassing Ukraine’s defense budget 2.5 times

Read more:


You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts