Zelensky faced difficult choice over his spymaster and childhood friend Ivan Bakanov

Former head of SBU Ivan Bakanov.
Former head of SBU Ivan Bakanov. © Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA/MaxPPP
While the Russian security services have suffered for their alleged failings in the build-up to the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian intelligence chief Ivan Bakanov has been sacked as head of domestic intelligence in President Volodymyr Zelensky's administration. [...] (956 words)
Issue dated 18/07/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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