Zelensky explains why he fired Ukraine’s top security officials

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Zelensky explains why he fired Ukraine’s top security officials

Ukraine’s security and prosecutor services have been riddled with traitors and Russia’s “collaborators,” the president claimed

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday fired Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova and the SBU boss Ivan Bakanov, citing allegedly rampant “treason” in both services.

“As of today, some 651 criminal cases have been registered on high treason and collaboration activities of employees of the prosecutor’s office, pre-trial investigation bodies, and other law enforcement agencies,” Zelensky stated, announcing the decision.

Amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, “more than 60 employees of the law enforcement agencies and the SBU” remained in the “occupied territory” and are now working against Ukraine, Zelensky claimed. That vast “array of crimes,” as well as contacts between “employees of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and Russia,” are posing “serious questions” to the heads of the respective bodies, he went on, warning that “every such question will get an appropriate answer.”

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