President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Dismisses Security Head, Prosecutor-General

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Following the recent missile attacks on Ukrainian soil by the Russian Military, President Volodymyr Zelenskky on Sunday sacked the country’s head of security service and its prosecutor-general, accusing them of treason and collaboration by people within their department.

Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday that the Russian missiles struck the central Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia leaving at least 23 people dead and over 100 people wounded.

Zelenskyy in a video addressed to the nation says, “In particular, more than 60 employees of the prosecutor’s office and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) remained in the occupied territory and are working against our state.”

He continued, ‘’such an array of crimes against the foundation of national security of the state and the connections recorded between the employees of the security forces of Ukraine and the special services of Russia raise very serious questions for the relevant leaders”

“Each of these questions will receive a proper answer. Today, I have decided to remove the Prosecutor-General from office and to remove the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine,’’ he decreed.

Amongst those dismissed by the president were Iryna Venediktova the Prosecutor-General who was replaced by her deputy Olesksiy Symonenko, and Ivan Bakanov, the head of the SBU with some other employees.


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