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Ukraine pledges sweeping personnel changes as allies jostle over tanks

Added 01-24-23 05:18:03am EST - “KYIV ?" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said personnel changes were being carried out at senior and lower levels, following the most high-profile graft allegations since Russia's invasi?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Ukraine pledges sweeping personnel changes as allies jostle over tanks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said personnel changes were being carried out at senior and lower levels, following the most high-profile graft allegations since Russia’s invasion that threaten to dampen Western enthusiasm for the Kyiv government.

Reports of a new scandal in Ukraine, which has a long history of shaky governance, come as European countries bicker over giving it German-made Leopard 2 tanks – the workhorse of armies across Europe that Ukraine says it needs to break through Russian lines and recapture territory.

“There are already personnel decisions – some today, some tomorrow – regarding officials at various levels in ministries and other central government structures, as well as in the regions and in law enforcement,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address late on Monday.

Zelensky did not identify the officials to be replaced. Several Ukrainian media outlets have reported that cabinet ministers and senior officials could be sacked imminently.

The deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, later said he had asked Zelensky to relieve him of his duties. He did not give a reason but media reported earlier that he might be part of a shake-up.

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