The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, dismissed this Sunday the general prosecutor and the head of the country’s security agency for the wave of suspected cases of treason of officials in the service of Russia.
“Today I made the decision to relieve the prosecutor general and the head of Ukraine’s security agency (SBU) of their duties,” Zelensky said in his daily message to the nation.
Is about the fiscal general Iryna Venediktovain charge of investigations into the atrocities committed against civilians during the Russian occupation of the city of Bucha, on the outskirts of kyiv, and of the head of the security service Ivan Bakanov.
The president said that nearly 650 cases of treason were being investigated and of aid and complicity with the enemy among Ukrainian security officials, 60 of whom remained in Russian-occupied territories.
“Such a number of crimes against the foundations of national security and connections between Ukrainian officials and Russian special services it raises very serious questions for those responsible,” Zelensky said.
“Each of those questions will be answered,” he added.