Zelenskyi Dismisses 15 Region Governors
The move came after the Cabinet of Ministers recommended the removal of 13 governors
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has dismissed the heads of 15 regional state administrations.
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Ruslan Riaboshapka said this at a briefing on June 11, 2019, according to a Ukrinform correspondent.
“Regarding the dismissal of governors, the first part of motions from the Cabinet of Ministers for the dismissal of heads of regional state administrations came today,” he said.
According to him, Zelenskyi dismissed the heads of Chernihiv, Khmelnytsky, Kherson, Ternopil, Sumy, Poltava, Mykolaiv, Lviv, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia, Zakarpattia and Volyn regions.
In addition, Riaboshapka noted that the acting Odesa regional governor had been suspended from office.
The Cabinet of Ministers proposed on June 5, 2019 that President Volodymyr Zelenskyi dismiss a number of heads of regional state administrations. It was reported later that the Ministers recommended the removal of 13 regional governors.