Ukraine’s Zelenskyy fires security chief and general prosecutor | Russia-Ukraine war News

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated he fired the officers over many instances of collaboration with Russia amongst their companies’ members.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has issued govt orders sacking Ukraine’s prosecutor normal and the top of the highly effective Safety Service of Ukraine (Sluzhba Bespeky Ukrayiny, or SBU).

The orders late on Sunday dismissing SBU chief Ivan Bakanov, a childhood good friend of Zelenskyy, and Prosecutor Basic Iryna Venediktova, who led the hassle to prosecute Russian battle crimes in Ukraine, had been revealed on the president’s official web site.

In a separate Telegram publish, Zelenskyy stated he had fired the highest officers as a result of many instances had come to mild of members of their companies collaborating with Russia.

He stated 651 treason and collaboration instances had been opened towards prosecutorial and legislation enforcement officers, and that greater than 60 officers from Bakanov and Venediktova’s companies had been now working towards Ukraine in Russian-occupied territories.

“Such an array of crimes towards the foundations of the nationwide safety of the state … pose very severe inquiries to the related leaders,” Zelenskyy stated.

“Every of those questions will obtain a correct reply,” he stated.

Zelenskyy changed Venediktova together with her deputy Oleksiy Symonenko as the brand new prosecutor normal in a separate govt order that was additionally revealed on the president’s web site.

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