Ukraine’s Cabinet dismisses management team of customs service
Ukraine’s Cabinet dismisses management team of customs service (Photo:NV)
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed the management team of the State Customs Service, Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko reported on the Telegram messenger on Feb. 1.
According to the official, shown to the door were acting head of the State Customs Service, Vyacheslav Demchenko, and his deputies, Oleksandr Shchutskyi and Ruslan Cherkasskyi.
MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported on the Telegram messenger that the remaining deputy head of the customs office, Serhiy Zvyahintsev, would be appointed acting head of the agency.
Later, the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers, Oleh Nemchinov, confirmed Zvyahintsev’s appointment.
The head of the Servant of the People faction, David Arakhamia, confirmed the dismissal of Demchenko and Shchutskyi. Cherkasskyi was removed from his duties, and disciplinary proceedings were initiated against him.
Earlier, Arakhamia announced the dismissal of the management team of the State Customs Service.
On Feb. 1, law enforcers searched oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky’s house, former Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s residence, pro-Russian MP Vadym Stolar’s residence, as well as representatives of the State Tax Service.
The Prosecutor General’s Office also served three people involved in the Ukrainian army’s food procurement, including two senior Defense Ministry officials, with charge papers.
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