Vladimir Zelensky Photo: RIA Novosti
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has appointed the head of its election headquarters Ivan Bakanova for the post of first Deputy Chairman of security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the press service of the head of state.
In this post Bakanov will lead, in particular, the main Department for combating corruption and organized crime of the Central Department of the SBU.
The duties of the Chairman of the SBU continues to execute Vasily Gritsak, who has written a resignation after the inauguration Zelensky on may 20. During the ceremony, the new President addressed the Verkhovna Rada with a request to dismiss Hrytsak and other senior security officials. Resolution of the Parliament, under the Constitution, as is required for the appointment and dismissal of the head of the SBU.
Bakanov, headed the election headquarters and Zelensky heads the Pro-presidential party “people’s Servant”, from which Zelensky was nominated for the presidency. According to the survey group “Rating”, it is now the most popular political force in Ukraine, but it is still not known, except that she is officially registered and its leader is Bakanov, noted “Kommersant”. The party formed on the eve of early elections to the Verkhovna Rada, scheduled for July 21.
Ivan Bakanov, which in may celebrated its 45th anniversary, also known as an entrepreneur and head of “Studio Quarter-95”, based Zelensky. Him and the new President of Ukraine unites childhood: they both come from Krivoy Rog, and as Zelensky said in an interview with “Ukrainian truth”, grew up in a stairwell.
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