Zelensky dismisses one of his senior aides and advisors in a cabinet reshuffle – DW – 03/30/2024

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky He fired a longtime aide and several advisers on Saturday.

Zelensky fired Serhiy Shevyr, who had served as his top aide since 2019.

The Ukrainian president also let go of three presidential advisors and representatives who oversee volunteer activities and soldiers' rights.

Ukrainian media reported that a press spokesman said the dismissals were part of “staff improvement” in the presidential office.

These dismissals are the latest in a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle over several weeks.

On Tuesday, Zelensky fired the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, and replaced him with the head of Ukraine's Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleksandr Litvinenko.

Zelensky also caused a stir in February when the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces declared, Valery ZaloznyHe was forced to vacate his position and hand it over to him Oleksandr Sirsky.

Russian strikes continue

The cabinet reshuffle comes at a time when Ukraine finds itself in a difficult situation, more than two years after the comprehensive change Russian invasion It began, with little progress on the battlefield and faltering supplies Aid from the West.

The Ukrainian Air Force said on Saturday that Russia launched 12 Iranian-made Shahed drones overnight, and nine of them were shot down.

The Ukrainian Air Force added that within 24 hours, Russia launched a barrage of 38 missiles, 75 airstrikes and 98 attacks from multiple rocket launchers.

Ukrainian authorities said on Saturday that two people were killed and another injured in the Donetsk region.

Power outages remained in some areas after Russia Intensification of attacks on Ukrainian power plants and other energy infrastructure last week.

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