Resignations hit the Ukrainian government.. The resignation of the Deputy Minister of Defense and the Deputy Prosecutor General over the “corruption scandal”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Vyacheslav Shapovalov resigned from his position, as responsible for army logistics, against the background of a scandal related to food purchases for the army, and the deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine was dismissed, hours after the resignation of the deputy director of the Ukrainian President’s Office. .

A statement on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on the Internet said that Shapovalov submitted his resignation after “a campaign of accusations related to the purchase of food supplies for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.” The statement described it as “untrue and unfounded.” “.

This came after the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine said, on Monday, on Telegram, that it was investigating “media reports about possible violations by the Ministry of Defense in the purchase of food for the army.”

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense published Shapovalov’s resignation letter online, in which it said: “Due to the great public outcry, largely aroused by the baseless manipulation, in the issue of supplying the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there are risks of destabilization of the army’s supply operations, which is not accepted during the war with Russia.

“In this case, the priority is to ensure the stability of work in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and to create conditions for conducting transparent and impartial inspections by law enforcement agencies and other responsible bodies,” the letter added.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Simonenko has been removed from office, and a post on the prosecutor’s Telegram account confirmed Tuesday that “Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin issued an order to remove Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Simonenko from his administrative position at Simonenko’s own request.” .

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