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 businesses’ members.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has issued govt orders sacking Ukraine’s prosecutor basic 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 buddy of Zelenskyy, and Prosecutor Basic Iryna Venediktova, who led the hassle to prosecute Russian conflict crimes in Ukraine, had been printed 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 businesses collaborating with Russia.

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

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

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

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

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