Ukrainian deputy prosecutor general fired after scandal over Spain getaway

24 January, 02:01 PM
Oleksiy Symonenko (

Oleksiy Symonenko (

Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko has been dismissed from his post following a scandal over his taking a vacation in Spain in wartime, the Office of the Prosecutor General reported on Jan. 24.

The day before, media reported that Symonenko had submitted a letter of resignation, having gone on a 10-day vacation to Spain during the war – despite a direct ban from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Social media users reacted positively to the news, but some thought the dismissals were rather belated.

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In addition, some netizens were dissatisfied that Symonenko and Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who also stepped down from his position in the President’s Office, only got off with being fired, believing that they deserved a much harsher punishment for their misdeeds.

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