Senior Ukraine officials QUIT after Zelensky announced crackdown on corruption trends now
Senior Ukrainian officials have quit after Volodymyr Zelensky announced a crackdown on corruption and pledged to launch a staff shake-up at the highest level.
The deputy head of Ukraine's presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko asked to be relieved of his duties, according to an online copy of a decree signed by Zelensky and Tymoshenko's own social media posts.
Neither gave a reason for the resignation.
Deputy Defense Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov also resigned, local media reported, alleging his departure was linked to a scandal involving the purchase of food for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The deputy head of Ukraine's presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko asked to be relieved of his duties (holds up his resignation note)
Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko also quit.
Tymoshenko joined the presidential office in 2019, after working on Zelensky's media and creative content strategy during his presidential campaign.
Zelensky had promised personnel changes in the government, regional administrations and security forces following corruption allegations that emerged after Russia's invasion last February.
Tymoshenko last year was under investigation relating to his personal use of luxury cars. He was also