Ukraine’s top government officials resign amid crackdown on corruption

A number of senior Ukrainian officers, together with the deputy protection minister and deputy head of the presidential workplace, have introduced their resignations amid a harmful corruption scandal.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned in opposition to robust anti-graft measures amid studies over the weekend of unfair dealings in high Ukrainian workplaces linked to unlawful funds to deputy ministers and overstated navy contracts.

5 regional governors and 4 deputy ministers have resigned, together with the governors of Zaporizhia, Kherson and the capital Kyiv.

One of many first to resign was Deputy Presidential Workplace Chief Kyrylo Tymoshenko. He oversaw regional politics and had labored on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s election marketing campaign.

Tymoshenko has been criticized by the media for allegedly utilizing an costly automobile donated to Ukraine for humanitarian functions.

Deputy Protection Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov has additionally resigned after overseeing the acquisition of meals for troopers at inflated costs.

Tackling widespread corruption was considered one of Zelenskyy’s marketing campaign guarantees forward of his landslide victory within the nation’s 2019 election.

On Monday he introduced he would make adjustments to the federal government and safety providers as a part of a renewed crackdown.

A parliamentary committee additionally agreed to tighten procurement guidelines and publish some costs in occasions of battle.

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