Zelenski Dismisses 5 Governors
11 months have passed since Russia’s attacks on Ukraine. While clashes continue at the front, Ukraine is also shaken by corruption scandals. Ukrainian leader Zelenski dismissed 5 regional governors, including the Deputy Minister of Defense.
The Ukrainian administration, which follows the path of German-made tanks, is shaken by the crisis in domestic politics.
The governors of the five districts, one of the most active fronts of the war, were dismissed.
There were also news of resignation from senior figures.
The resignations and reshuffles come after it was revealed that Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Ivan Lukerya, defrauded $400,000 in a generator purchase tender.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky shared the news that there was a change in the staff. The governors of Kyiv, Sumi, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia were dismissed.
Others, including Deputy Defense Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov and Deputy Prosecutor General Alexei Simonenko, also resigned.
The news that Shapovalov, Deputy Minister of Defense responsible for the supply of supplies and ammunition to the troops, overpaid for the supply of supplies was also reflected in the press.
“HOLIDAY ABROAD” PROHIBITION TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Ukrainian President Zelenski also banned government officials from leaving the country for a vacation.
It is stated that Deputy Attorney General Simonenko’s vacation in Spain was effective in this decision.
According to the new decision, it will not be possible for an officer to go abroad without an official duty.
Zelenski was critical of senior Ukrainian officials taking vacations during the war.
“If they want to rest, they rest outside the civil service. Officials will no longer be able to travel abroad for vacation or other non-governmental purposes,” the Ukrainian leader said.
Zelenski’s deputy, Mihailo Podolyak, wrote on social media, “The president sees and hears the community. And he is directly responding to an important public demand: justice for all.”
The Prime Minister of Ukraine also promised to fight corruption after the resignations.