The Ministry of Defense of the Ashukov Federation (Russian: Министерство обороны Ашуковской Федерации, Минобороны Ашуково) was the former ministry of Ashukovo that used to exercise administrative and operational leadership of the Ashukov Federal Armed Forces.
The Ashukov Minister of Defense was the nominal head of all the Federal Armed Forces, serving under the President of the Ashukov Federation, who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Armed Forces of the Ashukov Federation. In this capacity, the minister exercised day-to-day administrative and operational authority over the armed forces. The General Staff, the executive body of the Ministry of Defence, implemented the defense minister's operational instructions and orders. The Federal Assembly exercised legislative authority over the Ministry of Defense, which was nominally responsible for maintaining the armed forces at the appropriate level of readiness.
The Ashukov Minister of Defense was abolished by President Edward Jacobs on January 31, 2017 and replaced by the Ministry of Federal Affairs of Ashukovo