President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is not going to fire Andriy Yermak, the head of his Office due to the failed special operation to detain mercenaries of the Wagner group. The head of the state said so during the press conference timed to the halfway mark of his time in office. The event took place in Kyiv on November 26.
According to the president, the country needs Yermak, and he has nothing to do with the failure of the said operation.
As it was reported earlier, more than 30 mercenaries from Wagner private military company were detained on July 29, 2020 near Minsk. At the time, Belarusian law enforcement officials reported that mercenaries had allegedly arrived in the country to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential election. Two weeks after the Wagnerians were detained, they were returned to Russia, although Ukraine requested extradition. Later it turned out that the "Wagnerians", some of whom took part in the Donbas conflict, were going to detain the Ukrainian special services. But the operation failed. According to a number of media outlets, this happened after the leak from the President's Office.