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Media: Security service classifies data on inspection into former SBU chief.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 8, 2023 7:59 PM 1 min read
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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has classified the results of an inspection into its former chief Ivan Bakanov, Ukrainska Pravda, an online newspaper, reported.

Bakanov was fired in July 2022, with 265 lawmakers supporting his dismissal.

According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, endemic treason in the SBU was the main reason for removing his childhood friend Bakanov.

The Ukrainian parliament appointed Vasyl Maliuk as the head of the SBU on Feb. 7.

Maliuk has been the acting head of the SBU since July 2022, when Zelensky dismissed Bakanov.

Maliuk is close to Zelensky's notorious deputy chief of staff Oleh Tatarov, who was charged with bribery in 2020, according to anti-corruption activists. In 2021, Maliuk attended a birthday party held by Tatarov, according to an investigation by Ukrainska Pravda.

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