Zelensky dismissed heads of SBU departments in three regions
The President changed the head of the Main Directorate of the SBU in Kyiv, transferring the former head of the department in the Lviv region there. His predecessor was dismissed without a new appointment yet width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
President Volodymyr Zelensky signed decrees on the dismissal of two heads of regional departments of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)— Lviv and Ternopil regions, as well as the head of the Main Department of the SBU in Kyiv and the Kyiv region.
At the same time, Artem Bondarenko, who was fired from the post of head of the SBU department in the Lviv region, was appointed head of the Main Department in Kyiv by a separate decree and Kyiv region.
At the end of May, the president fired the head of the SBU department in the Kharkiv region for failures in the first days of the Russian special operation. According to Zelensky, Roman Dudin did not work to protect the city, but “thought only of himself personally.” The official's motives will be investigated by law enforcement agencies, he added.
Then, in mid-July, Zelensky removed the head of the SBU, Ivan Bakanov, as well as Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova from office. The suspension was carried out in accordance with the norms of the Disciplinary Charter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on improper performance or non-performance of official duties, which entailed human casualties, other serious consequences or created a threat to the onset of such consequences. Later, the Rada dismissed Bakanov.
Explaining his decision, Zelensky pointed out that the number of criminal proceedings under articles of treason and collaboration of security forces amounted to 651. questions to the relevant managers. Each of these questions will receive a proper answer,»— he emphasized.
The layoffs in the power bloc of Ukraine did not end there: on July 25, it became known about the resignation of the first deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Ruslan Demchenko. The representative of Zelensky explained this by the state of health of the official. The Commander of the Special Operations Forces (MTR) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Grigory Galagan, was also fired.
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