Many senior officials announced their resignations. Reason: Corruption allegations, including against the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, vice-president of the Ukrainian presidential office, resigned from his post on Tuesday, as did several other senior officials in the Ukrainian government.
According to a decree published on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s website, Tymoshenko himself applied for his release. Tymoshenko confirmed this in his statement. None of them gave a reason for it. Selenskyj had recently promised to take decisive action against corruption within the authorities and remove criminals from their posts.
Assistant Secretary of Defense and Deputy Attorney General resign
Deputy Defense Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov resigned on Tuesday, possibly in connection with a scandal involving the purchase of high-priced food for the Ukrainian armed forces, Ukrainian media reported.
Otherwise, it was stated, the campaign against him would endanger the stable supply of the armed forces. Deputy Attorney General Oleksiy Simonenk also resigned from his post.
Transparent investigation of promised events
Defense Minister Oleksiy Resnikov denied the allegations on Monday. Apparently the goal was to “undermine confidence in the Department of Defense at a crucial time,” he said. At the same time, the 56-year-old reassured that the events were being investigated transparently.
Wassyl Losynskyj, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, was also arrested over the weekend on corruption allegations. In his speech on Sunday night, President Zelenskyy said that despite the war, the fight against corruption will not be suspended.
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