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Zelensky appoints Vladyslav Bukhariev head of Foreign Intelligence Service

Bukhariev is an MP from Batkivshchyna Party
18:36, 11 June 2019

Vladyslav Bukhariev, MP from Batkivshchyna Party
press service of Batkivshchyna

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Vladyslav Bukhariev, a current parliamentarian from Batkivshchyna Party. The deputy head of Presidential Administration Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced the appointment at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, as 112 Ukraine reports.

“A decree was signed on the appointment of Vladyslav Bukhariev as the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service," Ryaboshapka said.

Vladyslav Bukhariev is a parliamentarian of the Verkhovna Rada of 8th convocation from Batkivshchyna faction. In 2014 elections, he competed in a single-mandate district in Sumy region. Prior to his election to the Verkhovna Rada, he served as a special officer in the apparatus of the head of the Security Service of Ukraine. He worked in operational and managerial positions in the SBU bodies since 1992.

Related: President Zelensky dismisses 15 governors

As it was reported earlier, the chiefs of five regional branches of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) were fired on June 11.

Two deputy heads of SBU were relieved from duties as well. 'According to our information, these people were involved in many illegal actions, including those committed during the electoral campaign', Ryaboshapka said.

Related: Zelensky signs submission for resignation of Prosecutor General Lutsenko

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