Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked 15 ministers of the country's Cabinet as part of his administrative reform, according to decrees published on the president's official website on Friday.
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and six ministers retained their post, including Defense Minister Mykhaylo Yezhel, Finance Minister Fedir Yaroshenko, Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko and Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohylyov.
The new government make-up would also include ten ministers, who were appointed to new posts by presidential decrees, made public early on Friday.
Ukrainian leader has earlier voiced plans to cut the number of ministries from 20 to 12, according to Ukrainian media reports.
KIEV, December 10 (RIA Novosti)