Zelenskyi Plans to Replace All Regional Governors
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi intends to replace all regional heads in the near future
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi insists on the replacement of all heads of regional state administrations, and the selection of candidates for these posts is currently underway.
Presidential press secretary Iuliia Mendel said this at a briefing on June 10, 2019, according to a Ukrinform correspondent.
“We have heard today that 13 governors could be dismissed. In reality, the president of Ukraine insists that all governors should be dismissed,” she said.
According to Mendel, the process of finding specialists who can head regional state administrations is now underway.
“All the well-known criteria for our selection process are integrity, professionalism, and the absence of links to any corruption schemes,” Mendel said.
She also added that international recruiting companies were helping select candidates for the posts of regional governors.
The Cabinet of Ministers, on June 5, 2019, proposed that Zelenskyi dismiss a number of regional governors. Later it was reported that 13 heads of regional state administrations were recommended for dismissal.