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Ukraine president appoints new members to his team

Ukraine’s President fires prosecutors, the head of the country’s security agency in an effort to combat treasonous officials.

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After nearly five months of Russian invasion, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky fired his chief prosecutor and the head of his country’s security agency on Sunday.

Iryna Venediktova and Ivan Bakanov were fired by Zelensky because of a high number of cases of suspected treason by Ukrainian law enforcement officials, he said in a statement.

In his daily address to the nation, Zelensky announced, “Today, I made the decision of relieving their duties the prosecutor general and the head of Ukraine’s security service.”

More than 650 cases of alleged treason and collusion with Russia by Ukrainian security officials are currently being investigated, according to Zelensky. This number includes 60 cases involving officials who have remained in Russian-occupied territory and are working against Ukraine.

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According to Zelensky, the number of crimes against the foundations of national security and the connections between Ukrainian law enforcement officials and Russian special services pose very serious questions for the relevant leaders.

“Answers will be given to all such queries.”

It was Venediktova’s work leading the investigation into alleged Russian atrocities in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha that sparked international outrage.

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