In Odessa, the military commissar was fired for corruption. The corresponding instruction was given by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I gave an urgent instruction to Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny to immediately dismiss, so to speak, the Odessa military commissar, the head of the local recruitment center, which our whole country is talking about,” Zelensky wrote on his Telegram channel.
The Ukrainian leader said that he instructed to urgently create a commission under the leadership of the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, General Oleksandr Pavlyuk, to check all the country’s regional military commissars for corruption, «so that they do not dishonor the state.»
Earlier that day, Ukrainian publications reported that Odessa military commissar Yevgeny Borisov was suspected of corruption. According to journalists, at the end of 2022, Borisov bought a villa worth almost €4 million in the Spanish resort of Marbella. An electric car Mercedes of the 2022 class worth over $100,000 was noticed in the villa. The Ukrainian authorities did not comment on the information.
Earlier, on May 26, Zelensky fired the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Khmelnitsky region, Taras Tsyutsyura. The reason for the dismissal was not specified.
Large-scale personnel changes were also carried out in other Ukrainian departments after Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass in February 2022. According to a public figure and journalist from Odessa, Leonid Shtekel, the main reason for these decisions is the growing problem of corruption.