No candidates willing to head Ukraine’s customs service, Ukrainian MP says

6 February, 11:44 PM
Davyd Arakhamia (Photo:Давид Арахамія/Facebook)

Davyd Arakhamia (Photo:Давид Арахамія/Facebook)

There are currently no candidates to lead the State Customs Service of Ukraine, chairman of the ruling Servant of the People parliamentary party, Davyd Arakhamia, said in an interview to Forbes on Feb. 6.

“At the moment there is no one,” Arakhamia said.

“If we usually have a lot of candidates, now there are zero applicants."

He recalled that the sixth head of customs during the presidential term of Volodymyr Zelenskyy was recently fired.

“Yes, this is a terrifying staff turnover rate,” Arakhamia added.

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On Feb. 1, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dismissed senior customs officials: the head of the State Customs Service, Vyacheslav Demchenko, and his first deputy Oleksander Shchutsky were both dismissed.

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