Zelensky reshapes its post-Avakov security apparatus

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. © Stefanie Loos/Pool/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
The Ukrainian president has used the all-powerful minister of internal affairs Arsen Avako's departure to replace key appointments within the armed forces, foreign intelligence and internal security services, all with his trusted right-hand man Andriy Yermak never far from the picture. [...]
Published on 23.08.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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