Zelensky fires his attorney general and security chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sunday evening the dismissal of the chief prosecutor and the head of the country's security services due to multiple suspicions of treason by some of their subordinates for the benefit of the Russians.

Zelensky fires his attorney general and security chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sunday evening the dismissal of the chief prosecutor and the head of the country's security services due to multiple suspicions of treason by some of their subordinates for the benefit of the Russians.

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"Today I have taken the decision to relieve the Prosecutor General" Iryna Venediktova, "and the head of the security services" (SBU) Ivan Bakanov from their duties, the Ukrainian President said in his evening address.

Ukrainian authorities are investigating more than 650 cases of suspected treason by local officials, including 60 in areas occupied by Russian and pro-Russian forces, he added.

“Such a large number of crimes against national security foundations and established links between Ukrainian law enforcement officials and Russian special services raise very serious questions for the leaders concerned,” Zelensky said. .

“Each of these questions will be answered,” he continued.

Ms Venediktova notably led the investigation into the alleged atrocities committed at the start of the invasion by Russian forces in the town of Boutcha, a suburb north-west of Kyiv, which in the eyes of the West has become a symbol of the "crimes of Russian war in Ukraine.

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