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

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

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has issued government 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 pal of Zelenskyy, and Prosecutor Basic Iryna Venediktova, who led the trouble to prosecute Russian war 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 circumstances had come to mild of members of their businesses collaborating with Russia.

He stated 651 treason and collaboration circumstances had been opened towards prosecutorial and legislation enforcement officers, and that greater than 60 officers from Bakanov and Venediktova’s businesses 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 basic in a separate government order that was additionally revealed on the president’s web site.