Zelenskyy dismisses deputy commander of National Guard responsible for logistics

12 February, 11:39 AM
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Володимир Зеленський/Telegram)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Володимир Зеленський/Telegram)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has discharged Ruslan Dzyuba from the post of deputy commander of the National Guard, according to the decree published on the website of the President’s Office on Feb. 11.

Dzyuba was responsible for the rear and was the head of logistics at the National Guard.

The decree does not give the reason for the dismissal. Earlier, Zelenskyy announced that he had held a number of meetings with representatives of the security and defense agencies, news agency Suspilne reported.

Zelesnkyy said the meetings concerned various areas, in particular personnel policy, interaction between state institutions, and the effectiveness of the work of state structures

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Dzyuba was awarded the III class Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi back in 2008. He held the position of Head of the Financial and Economic Department of the Main Directorate of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs since 2005 (now the National Guard), and since 2014 he had held the same position, but in the National Guard.

In addition, with another decree the head of state changed the composition of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The president appointed Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko to the council and approved as a member SBU security service chief Vasyl Malyuk.

Klymenko was appointed acting Interior Minister on Jan. 18 after the death of former Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi in a helicopter crash in Brovary. Previously, he headed the National Police of Ukraine.

Malyuk has been acting head of the Security Service since July 18, 2022, after Zelenskyy dismissed Ivan Bakanov.

Before that, he served as the first deputy head of the agency.

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