The Government of Ukraine has approved on Tuesday a series of decrees by the President, Volodymyr Zelensky, for the dismissal of five governors, including those of Kyiv and Zaporizhia, in a reshuffle process that has led to several resignations in the President’s office and in the General Prosecutor’s Office in recent hours.
All this in the midst of a corruption controversy related, according to various media reports, to the purchase of food for the Armed Forces of the Slavic country.
The Minister of Cabinet Affairs of Ukraine, Oleg Nemchinov, has indicated in his Telegram account that the dismissed governors are those of Kyiv, Oleksiy Kuleba; Zaporizhia, Oleksandra Staruja; Sumy, Dimitro Zhivitski; Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushevich; and Dnipropetrovsk, Valentina Reznichenko.
Likewise, he has confirmed that the dismissals of the Deputy Defense Ministers, Viacheslav Shapovalov; Social Policy, Vitali Muzichenka; and two Deputy Ministers for Development, Ivan Lukerya and Viachelsav Negoda.
On the other hand, Oleksi Sobolev has been appointed Deputy Minister of Economy.
Negoda had stated hours before that he had submitted his resignation and thanked the people who helped him “overcome obstacles to improve and improve life in communities and strengthen the country”.
Likewise, Lukerya had announced his resignation and thanked the Government, the Parliament and the Ukrainian Presidency.
The deputy adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Kirilo Timoshenko, has also resigned in the last few hours, without any details on the reasons for the decision having been released for the moment.
With information from LGI