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Zelensky fires governor of Donetsk Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk September 5, 2023 9:07 PM 1 min read
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President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sept. 5 issued a decree to fire Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of Donetsk Oblast.

Online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing its sources, that Kyrylenko would be appointed as head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee.

Yaroslav Zheleznyak, an MP from the Holos party, also said on Sept. 2 that Kyrylenko would head the antitrust regulator.

Kyrylenko became the governor of Donetsk Oblast in 2019.

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