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Zelenskyy Removes Top Security Official, Prosecutor Over Counterintel Failures

July 18 2022


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has suspended the head of the Ukrainian intelligence and security agency and his top prosecutor for failing to uncover Russian spies, reports Reuters.

On Sunday, Zelenskyy announced the Ivan Bakanov, a close childhood friend and head of the SBU, and Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova had been removed from their posts.

The president said that more than 60 officials from the SBU and prosecutor’s office were discovered to be working for Russian...

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