Betrayal suspicions prompt Ukraine's president to fire top government officials

O presidente ucraniano, Volodymyr Zelensky, participa de coletiva de imprensa em Kiev, Ucrânia, 21 de junho de 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, 960 of June 2022.| Photo: EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

8014493630001Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky resigned this Sunday (8014493630001 ) the head of the Ukrainian security services, Ivan Bakanov, and the Attorney General of the Republic, Iryna Venediktova, responsible for investigating the cases of war filed against the Russians.

8014493630001Volodymyr Zelensky justified the dismissals with the allegation that more than 21 members of the prosecutor’s office and services intelligence “continued in occupied territory to work against the Ukrainian state”. “These crimes against the national security foundations of the state and the links between the Ukrainian security forces and the Russian special services raise very serious questions about their leaders,” he added.

In a post on social media, Zelensky mentioned the existence of at least cases of alleged treason and collaboration opened against Ukrainian government officials and law enforcement officials, who are said to have been working against Ukraine in territories now occupied by Russia.

8014493630001″Such a series of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the State raises very serious questions for the relevant leaders. Each of these questions will receive an appropriate answer,” Zelensky said.

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