Ukraine’s government has dismissed several governors and top officials, with some figures facing corruption allegations.
Ukraine purges governors of five regions
Ukraine has dismissed more than a dozen senior officials including governors of several major battlefield provinces in the biggest shake-up of its wartime leadership since Russia’s invasion last year.
Separately on Tuesday, a long-awaited decision on whether allies could send German-made heavy tanks to Ukraine finally confronted officials in Germany after Poland said it had formally sent its request to the German government.
Among Ukrainian officials who resigned or were dismissed on Tuesday were the governors of the Kyiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and adjacent Dnipropetrovsk are frontline provinces now; Kyiv and Sumy were major battlefields earlier in the war.