Chinanews.com reported on January 25 that the Ukrainian government recently carried out a large-scale personnel reorganization, which has aroused the attention of the outside world.
Ukrainian President Zelensky said on the 24th that personnel changes will continue.
The US "Wall Street Journal" stated that Zelensky has fired nearly a dozen senior officials as he tried to contain a series of corruption scandals at a critical moment in the Ukraine crisis and boost Western confidence in his government.
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TASS reported that Zelensky said in a video speech on the 24th, "I will emphasize this word: next. The corresponding actions will continue." "Any internal problems that interfere with the country will be cleaned up." Zelensky It believes that doing so will contribute to "reconciliation with European institutions".
Zelenskiy has fired a raft of senior officials in recent days amid a growing corruption scandal related to military procurement.
According to CNN, this is the largest personnel reshuffle within the Ukrainian government in the past year.
On the 24th, Zelensky signed a decree formally dismissing Tymoshenko, Deputy Director of the Ukrainian President's Office.
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Shapovalov and Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Simonenko also submitted applications for resignation.
In addition, Zelensky also dismissed five regional administrators, including Sumy, Dnepropetrovsk, Kyiv region, Zaporozhye and Kherson region.
According to the media, the resignation or dismissal of several Ukrainian officials is related to the recent exposure of multiple corruption cases.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Podolyak said on social media on the 24th that changes within the government showed that Zelensky was committed to fighting corruption.
"Zelensky's personnel decisions are a testament to the country's key priorities...," he wrote.
"Everyone deserves to know their responsibilities. The President sees and hears the voice of society. He is responding directly to a critical public need - justice for all."
In addition, the fight against corruption is also key to Ukraine's future accession to the European Union.
Ukraine officially becomes an EU candidate in 2022, but Brussels has made it clear that Kyiv needs to step up its fight against corruption if it wants to become a full member.
European Commission spokeswoman Ana Pissonello said on the 24th that the commission "of course welcomes that the Ukrainian authorities take these issues seriously."
On the other hand, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who traveled to Ukraine earlier this month said the upheaval in Ukraine did not shake their confidence in Zelensky, but rather showed that he was taking corruption allegations seriously.
They also said they were assured while in Ukraine that there was no evidence that U.S. equipment or funding was affected.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said the U.S. embassy in Ukraine was briefed by lawmakers, which convinced them that existing checks and balances were adequate and that Ukrainians were trying to show accountability.