|Mykhailo Bronislavovych Yezhel|
Admiral Mykhailo Yezhel
|Native name||Михайло Броніславович Єжель|
|Born||October 19, 1952(age 69)|
|Place of birth||Bar Raion, Ukrainian SSR|
|Years of service||July 1970 - October 2003|
Admiral (Ret.) Mykhailo Bronislavovych Yezhel (Ukrainian language: Михайло Броніславович Єжель ) is the former Minister of Defence of Ukraine (from 2010 to 2012) and a former Commander of the Ukrainian Navy (from 2001 to 2003).
Mykhailo Yezhel was born on October 19, 1952 in a small village of Sloboda-Yaltushkivska, Barskyi Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.
In 1970 he completed 10th grade in a Republican specialized boarding school in Kiev and went on military career. Having served in the Pacific Fleet of the Soviet Navy from 1975 till 1993, Yezhel acquired citizenship of the newly independent Ukraine and joined its Navy from the very beginning of its foundation.
From March 11, 2010 until February 8, 2012 he served as the Minister of Defence of Ukraine. According to Ukrayinska Pravda he had been forced to resign "for failure to plan for army reform". On 24 February 2012 Yezhel was appointed an adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
- Yanukovych replaces defense minister, Kyiv Post (8 February 2012)
- VR of Ukraine appointed Yezhel Defense Minister of Ukraine, UNIAN (March 11, 2010)
- Ukraine gets new defence minister, Kyiv Post (8 February 2012)
- (Ukrainian) ЯНУКОВИЧ ЗМІНИВ ЄЖЕЛЯ НА САЛАМАТІНА, Ukrayinska Pravda (8 February 2012)
- Former Defense Minister Yezhel appointed presidential adviser, Kyiv Post (24 February 2012)
Valeriy Ivaschenko (acting)
|Minister of Defence
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