The Politico publication, citing its sources, announced the intention of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to dismiss Ivan Bakanov from the post of the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) due to a number of unsuccessful operations and losses in Kherson.
So, according to the publication, due to failures and losses in Kherson, Bakanov fell out of favor with Zelenskyy.
Citing the words of four officials close to the president and a Western diplomat who advised Kyiv on reforms, Politico writes that Zelenskyy is seeking “to replace Bakanov with someone more suitable.”
Bakanov came under criticism from people close to Zelenskyy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, as the head of the SSU failed to properly cope with new challenges.
As Ukrainian News Agency reported, during the war, Bakanov received about half a million hryvnias in salary.
Earlier, Dnipro City Mayor Borys Filatov accused Bakanov and Danilov of unwillingness to fight organized crime groups in Dnipro.