Zelensky also fires his childhood friend, after suspicions of treason
There are two names that make the most noise among those who conquered Volodymyr Zelensky from office on Sunday. It was actually a purge of staff, the biggest since the beginning of the war.
The country's general prosecutor Iryna Venediktova and the head of the secret services, Ivan Bakanov, were two of the most discussed names. They were very close to Zelensky, Bakanov is his childhood friend. He held the office of the head of the Security Agency.
Immediately after the news of his dismissal, President Zelensky announced that Ukraine is investigating hundreds of cases of "treason" and "cooperation".
According to Zelensky, more than 60 former employees are already working against Ukraine in the territories occupied by Russia. Both senior officials and police officers are part of this group.
Ivan Bakanov, head of the SBU Security Agency, Zelensky's childhood friend, then collaborator during his television career, election campaign manager, always at Zelensky's side is being investigated for treason.