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

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

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has issued government orders sacking Ukraine’s prosecutor common 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 warfare crimes in Ukraine, have been printed on the president’s official web site.

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

He mentioned 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 have 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 mentioned.

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

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