President Vladimir Zelensky has submitted proposals to the country’s parliament to fire Ukraine’s prosecutor general and the head of the Security Service (SBU).
A draft decree on relieving SBU chief Ivan Bakanov of his duties was published on Monday on the website of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, with a similar document regarding the fate of Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova being registered on Tuesday.
According to Zelensky, Venediktova and Bakanov should be removed from their posts due to a loss of trust.
According to Ukrainian law, the country’s president requires approval from lawmakers to reshuffle officials at such high positions.
The Verkhovna Rada’s committee on national security, defense and intelligence has already supported Zelensky’s initiative regarding Bakanov.