Ukraine forces in the east of the country Russia A new corruption scandal arose in the country at a time when he was fighting “non-stop” against his attacks. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that corruption will be eradicated, today – on January 24, there were those who resigned from the government and were dismissed.
President deputy head of administration Kirill Tymoshenko said that he submitted his resignation to Zelensky on January 24. The reasons for his resignation are not clear.
The deputy minister of defense responsible for supplying soldiers with food and equipment resigned citing “media accusations” related to corruption. Ministry and Deputy Minister calls the accusations baseless.
Vyacheslav Shapalov’s resignation is a “necessary step” that will help maintain confidence in the ministry, according to a statement posted on the Defense Ministry’s website.
Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Simonenko was removed from office. Although the statement published on January 24 did not give a reason for this exclusion, it is noted that it happened “by Simonenko’s own will”.
Zelensky announced that he will make staff changes in higher and lower positions against the background of corruption allegations.
“Today and tomorrow, staff changes will be announced regarding officials at various levels in the ministries and other structures of the government, as well as in the regions and the law enforcement system,” – Zelensky he said in his address at night.
A researcher newspaper and accused the Ministry of Defense of making additional payments to suppliers dealing with the food supply of soldiers. The supplier called it a technical error and said that no additional money was given.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany said that he will not oppose Poland if it asks for a re-export permit. Poland, on the other hand, called Berlin’s approval “secondary” and said that it would send tanks to Ukraine along with others even without approval.
On January 23, the German company “Rheinmetall” says that 139 Leopard battle tanks can be delivered to Ukraine, if necessary.
On January 24, the General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that attacks in 11 places in eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions were repelled. It was noted that the attack of the other party was mainly focused on Bakhmut and Avdiyevka.
Russia forces also keep Zaporozhye, Kherson and Lyman under fire.
Despite heavy casualties on both sides and continuous Russian bombardment, the front lines have remained largely unchanged for two months.