Ukraine, Dogged By Corruption Allegations, Sees Largest Government Shakeup Since War Began

Ukraine, Dogged By Corruption Allegations, Sees Largest Government Shakeup Since War Began


A group of top Ukrainian officials, including a top military leader, left the government on Tuesday as President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration grapples with allegations of fraud and corruption.

Some of the departures and resignations included the deputy head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Defense Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov, and Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko. The recent shakeup is the biggest in the Ukrainian government since its war with Russia began in February 2022, according to The New York Times.

Deputy Defense Minister Shapovalov resigned from office on Tuesday amid a ballooning scandal involving the military acquisition of overpriced provisions. A local Ukrainian outlet last week reported that the Ukrainian military had purchased food supplies at well-over market prices.

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The Defense Ministry purchased eggs for the military at a

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