Ukrainian govt dismisses all senior staff of State Customs Service
MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - Sergei Zvyagintsev has been appointed acting chief of Ukraine's State Customs Service in line with the government's decision adopted at a meeting on Wednesday, Ukrainian media said, citing the government's representative to the Verkhovna Rada Taras Melnichuk.
As part of the ongoing shake-up, the government also dismissed State Forest Resources Agency first deputy head Yury Sotnikov, State Customs Service first deputy head Alexander Shchutskoi, and deputy head of the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service Andrei Lordkipanidze.
Zvyagintsev was appointed acting head of the State Customs Service, while Olsha Shevchenko became acting head of the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service.
State Customs Service deputy head Ruslan Cherkassky has also been dismissed from his post and disciplinary proceedings have been opened against him.