Mass dismissals in the Ukrainian government: who left their posts
Ukraine has seen a wave of resignations at all levels of government. More than a dozen officials have been fired over the past two days.
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One of the most high-profile personnel changes on Bankova Street was the dismissal of Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Presidential Office. Yesterday he wrote a letter of resignation. Subsequently, a corresponding decree appeared on the president’s website.
Another high-profile dismissal was in the Ministry of Defense. Vyacheslav Shapovalov wrote a letter of resignation. He was Deputy Minister of Defense and was responsible for logistics. As explained by the agency, the reason for the application was the scandal with the procurement of food for the military at allegedly inflated prices. At the same time, the Ministry denies any violations on the part of the department or Shapovalov. But they believe that the dismissal of the official will help preserve not only the trust of Ukrainians, but also the country’s international partners.
Deputy Prosecutor Oleksiy Symonenko also resigned on his own accord, but for a specific reason. During the war, he took a ten-day vacation in Spain with his family. A photo from the vacation was published by the official’s wife. Thus, Symonenko violated the President’s ban on non-working visits abroad.
Also today, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed:
- Vitaliy Muzychenko – from the post of Deputy Minister of Social Policy;
- Ivan Lukerya from the post of Deputy Minister of Community and Territorial Development;
- Vyacheslav Nehoda from the post of Deputy Minister of Community and Territorial Development.
The Cabinet of Ministers did not disclose the reasons for their resignations.
In addition, today, five UIAs lost their heads. These are Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovs’k Regional State Administration, Oleksandr Starukh, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, and Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration, and Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the Kherson Regional State Administration.
The head of Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, was another dismissed. Nevertheless, he is expected to take a position in the Presidential Office.
At the same time, the Presidential Office itself explained the staff rotation as the President’s response to public demands.
“Zelenskyy’s personnel decisions demonstrate the key priorities of the state. There are no “closed eyes”. In times of war, everyone must understand their responsibility. The President sees and hears the society. And it directly responds to the key public demand – justice for all…”, – Mykhailo Podoliak, advisor to the head of the OP, wrote on Twitter.
Photo: Cabinet of Ministers/Facebook