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Head of Presidential Committee for Intelligence to run for presidency in Ukraine

Ihor Smeshko also soerved as the head of Ukraine's SBU, the State Security Service
08:02, 14 January 2019

Ihor Smeshko
Liga.net

Ihor Smeshko, the ex-head of Ukraine's state security service (SBU) and the current chairman of the Presidential Committee for Intelligence will be running for presidency during the election this spring.

The candidate himself posted the repsective piece of information on Facebook. 'I began to fil in the documents to complete the registration procedure at the Central Election Committee to be teh candidate for the president of Ukraine', he wrote. 

As is known, the presidential campaign in Ukraine kicked off on December 31, 2018, with the election day slated for March 31, 2019.

The Central Election Committee already registered several candidates to run for presidency in Ukraine, including ex-Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy, MP Serhiy Kaplin and another ex-leader of SBU Valentyn Nalyvaichenko. 

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