“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he was firing dozens of officials responsible for overseeing military recruitment in each region of the country. The leader claimed the officials were engaging in “revolting” abuses of power.
Last week, Zelensky said his administration had conducted a sweeping investigation into the practices at recruitment centers. “The investigation is revealing numerous abuses. And they are frankly revolting.”
On Friday, Zelsnsky explained that the investigation resulted in 33 officials overseeing conscription being changed with 113 crimes. “During the inspection of the territorial recruitment centers, law enforcement agencies exposed cases of corruption, in particular during the general mobilization, which pose a threat to Ukraine’s national security and undermine confidence in state institutions,” Zelensky said in a video address.
Officials heading the conscription office in Odessa were fired after acquiring over $5 million in unaccounted for funds.”