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Ukrainian Zelensky dismisses security chief and prosecutor | Russia-Ukraine War News

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he had dismissed officials on many cases of cooperation with Russia among members of government agencies.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued an executive order to dismiss the Ukrainian President of the Prosecutor’s Office and the head of a powerful Ukrainian security agency (Sluzhba Bespeky Ukrayiny, or SBU).

Late Sunday, the order dismissed Zelensky’s childhood friend, SBU Chief Ivan the Fool, and Prosecutor Irina Benedictva, who led the prosecution effort. Russian war crimes In Ukraine, it was posted on the president’s official website.

In another telegram post, Zelensky said he had fired a top official because many incidents were revealed to members of their agency. Cooperation with Russia..

He said that 651 treason and cooperation cases were opened to prosecutors and law enforcement authorities, and more than 60 officials from Bakanov and Benedictova agencies are currently working against Ukraine in the occupied Russian territories. He said he was.

“Such a series of crimes against the national security foundation … raises a very serious problem for the relevant leaders,” Zelensky said.

“Each of these questions receives the right answer,” he said.

Zelenskyy replaced Venediktova with her deputy Oleksiy Symonenko as her deputy prosecutor-general in another executive order also published on the president’s site.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/17/ukraines-zelenskyy-fires-security-chief-and-general-prosecutor Ukrainian Zelensky dismisses security chief and prosecutor | Russia-Ukraine War News

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