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Zelensky fires the intelligence chief and attorney general for treason

Serious allegations of collusion with the Russians

Zelensky fires Secret Service chief and attorney general for high treason

Serious allegations: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has fired two key figures in his security service. You have been charged with high treason. There are apparently hundreds of criminal cases against employees for alleged collusion with the Russians.

Published: 07/18/2022 00:22

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Updated: 02:03 AM

Treason in the security apparatus: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (44) on Sunday fired two key figures in his security agencies: the attorney general and the head of the domestic intelligence service (SBU) on charges of high treason. Hundreds of employees in their ranks are Russian collaborators.

The dismissals of Attorney General Irina Venediktova, 43, and Secret Service Chief Ivan Baghanov, 47, marked the biggest change in Zelensky’s government apparatus since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24. This crackdown also speaks to the high pressure under Zelensky.