Ukraine’s parliament dismisses security chief, prosecutor general | Russia-Ukraine war News

Parliament removes the officers two days after Zelenskyy suspended them for failing to root out Russian collaborators.

Ukraine’s parliament has dismissed the home safety chief and prosecutor common, two days after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suspended them for failing to root out Russian spies.

Ivan Bakanov was fired from his place on the helm of the Safety Service of Ukraine (SBU) by a cushty majority, a number of lawmakers mentioned on the Telegram messaging app on Tuesday.

The top of Zelenskyy’s political faction mentioned Iryna Venediktova had additionally been voted out as prosecutor common.

In an announcement revealed on Telegram minutes earlier than his dismissal was confirmed, Bakanov mentioned “miscalculations” had been made throughout his tenure, however that he was happy with his file.

After the vote, governing parliamentary celebration chief and shut Zelenskyy ally David Arakhamia wrote on Telegram that Venediktova “stays within the workforce”, and implied that she was due for a diplomatic posting.

“Her expertise will serve the state in a brand new place, which must be strengthened by skilled managers and attorneys,” he wrote.

As a part of the reshuffle stemming from alleged collaboration with Russian authorities, Zelenskyy on Tuesday additionally fired heads of 5 regional branches of the SBU and one deputy head of the company.

Zelenskyy mentioned on Sunday that 651 instances had been opened into suspected treason and collaboration by prosecutors and legislation enforcement officers, and that greater than 60 folks from Bakanov’s and Venediktova’s businesses have been now working towards Kyiv in Russian-occupied Ukraine.

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