Zelensky intends to dismiss the head of the SBU

07:55 24 June Kyiv, Ukraine

Due to a number of unsuccessful operations and losses in Kherson, Ivan Bakanov may be removed from the post of head of the Security Service of Ukraine.

 
This was reported by Politico, citing sources.

According to the publication, due to failures and losses in Kherson, Bakanov fell out of favor with Zelensky.

Citing the words of four officials close to the president and a Western diplomat who advised Kyiv on reforms, Politico writes that Zelensky is seeking "to replace Bakanov with someone more suitable."

Bakanov came under fire from people close to Zelensky after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, as the head of the SBU failed to properly cope with new challenges.