Ukraine’s President Widens Purge Of Security Services

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Ukraine’s President Widens Purge Of Security Services

Ukraine’s Security Service Deputy Director, Volodymyr Horbenko, is dismissed from the organisation by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The move has been described as the President’s bid to purge the organisation of corrupt officials.

Mr Zelensky said regional chiefs in several other cities were also dismissed.

On Tuesday the Ukrainian leader laid down a motion of no-confidence in SBU Chief Ivan Bakanov and Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.

On Sunday, President Zelensky said over 60 former SBU and prosecutor’s office employees were now working against Ukraine in Russian-occupied areas.

Mr Bakanov’s Deputy, Vasyl Malyuk, was announced as the Acting Head of the SBU in a decree posted to the presidential website on Thursday.