Ukraine’s president fires security chief and leading state district attorney

Ukraine's president fires security chief and top state prosecutor

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy participates in a working session of G7 leaders by means of video link, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 27, 2022.

Ukrainian Presidential Press Service|by means of Reuters

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy provided executive orders late on Sunday sacking the head of Ukraine’s effective domestic security firm, the SBU, and the district attorney general.

The orders dismissing SBU chief Ivan Bakanov, a youth buddy of Zelenskyy, and Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, who led the effort to prosecute Russian war criminal offenses in Ukraine, were released on the president’s main site.

In a different Telegram post, Zelenskyy stated he had actually fired the leading authorities since numerous cases had actually emerged of members of their companies teaming up with Russia.

He stated 651 treason and cooperation cases had actually been opened versus prosecutorial and police authorities, which over 60 authorities from Bakanov and Venediktova’s companies were now working versus Ukraine in Russian- inhabited areas.

“Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the state … pose very serious questions to the relevant leaders,” Zelenskyy stated.

“Each of these questions will receive a proper answer,” he stated.

Zelenskyy selected Oleksiy Symonenko as the brand-new district attorney general in a different executive order that was likewise released on the president’s website.