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Two other Ukrainian deputy ministers have been removed from the Ukrainian government. As part of the “personnel” changes that President Volodymyr Selensky announced last night.
“At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ukraine on January 24, a number of personnel decisions were made,” Ukrainian Cabinet Minister Oleh Nemchinov said by telegram.
He said Viacheslav Nehoda, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for Community and Territorial Development, and Vitalii Muzychenko, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for Social Policy, had been fired.
They were joined by Deputy Defense Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov and Ivan Lukerya, Deputy Minister of Community and Territorial Development. in leaving the government
The dismissal came after Vasyl Lozynskyy, Acting Minister for Community and Territorial Development, said.
Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry said on Sunday that Lozynskyy had been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. He has yet to comment on the allegations.
In a Facebook post published Monday, Lozynsky’s attorney, Oleksandr Tananakin, said his client had been fired. “Before he received a report of suspicion.”
“There is no money, let alone the amount stated by NABU. [National Anti-Corruption Bureau, which had accused him of receiving “unlawful benefits”]was found and confiscated from Mr. Lozynsky,” he said.
Tananakin accused the Bureau of “Intentionally using manipulative tactics to inform the public in order to create a representation of Lozynsky’s guilt and to create a negative image of him.”
The cabinet also supports the removal of the governors of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kiev Sumy and Kherson, Nemchinov said.
on monday night Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signaled that there will be “staff” changes within the Ukrainian government. The affected persons were not named.