The Verkhovna Rada voted for Yury Ekhanurov's resignation from a position of the Minister of Defence.
The corresponding draft of the resolution was supported by 363 deputies.
In particular, Party of Regions - 161 voices, BYuT - 152, "WELL - NANOSECOND" - 4, Blok of Litvin - 19, Communist Party - 27 voices.
Consideration of a question took place without hearing of the report of the Minister of Defence.
"Yury Ekhanurov didn't arrive to meeting of the Verkhovna Rada as gave preference to National Security and Defense Council meeting which now takes place", - the first deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Lavrinovich explained.
The initiator of the draft of the resolution, the member of BYuT fraction Valery Pisarenko explained that results of check of the Ministry of Defence the Main thing control - auditing management became the basis for introduction of the resolution.
In particular, Pisarenko noted, bodies of GLAVKRU revealed numerous violations in activity of defensive department.
Besides, according to the deputy, Ekhanurov didn't fulfill the law requirement concerning the number of Armed forces of Ukraine.
Recommendations about Ekhanurov's resignation from a position of the Minister of Defence were made by committee on national safety and defense questions and committee on questions of the state construction and local government.
On the eve of vote the head of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Litvin declared that it the fraction won't vote for Ekhanurov's resignation.